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Green Tomato Chow Chow recipe

Give foods extra zip with this pepperyconcoction. Use it as you would a relish or chutney.

Recipe: Green Tomato ChowChow

1 dozen green tomatoes, cored and quartered
3 medium green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
3 medium red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
3 medium yellow peppers, seeded and chopped
3 medium onions, peeled and quartered
1 cup fresh jalapenos, stemmed and chopped
1 quart Pickling Liquid (recipe follows)

  • In a food processor, fitted with a metalblade, pulse the tomatoes about 10 times. Pour the tomatoes intoa large non-aluminum saucepan.
  • Add the peppers, onions, and jalapenoto the processor and pulse the vegetables about 10 times.
  • Add the mixture to the tomatoes. Stirin the pickling liquid. Over high heat, bring the mixture toa boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and spoon into 6(half-pint) sterilized preserving jars, filling the mixture towithin 1/2-inch of the top. With a clean damp towel, wipe therim and fit with a hot lid. Tightly screw on the metal ring.
  • Process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.Using tongs, remove the jars, place on a towel, and let cool.Test the seals. Tighten the rings. Store in a cool dark place.Let age for 2 weeks before serving.

    Yield: 6 half pints.

    Pickling Liquid:3 cups distilled white vinegar
    1 cup water
    2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    1/4 cup salt
    1 1/2 teaspoons whole allspice
    1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
    1 1/2 teaspoons celery seeds
    1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
    1 1/2 teaspoons whole black pepper corns

  • Place all of the ingredients in a non-aluminumsaucepan, over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduceheat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and cool completely.
  • Strain the liquid and store in an airtightcontainer.

    Yield: about 1 quart.

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