Rosy Red Radish Relish | Preserving Radishes in Mason Jars
When this recipe is made with "red" radishes, it has a rose/red tint to it.
It can be made with a combination of different radishes.
In fact, the flavor variations from mixing it up a bit are quite nice.
The best thing about radishes, other than their great flavor and versatility is that you can grow them very quickly!
Finding ways to grow them in mass quantities and storing them away for later can be slightly tricky, considering they are made up of mostly water. That tends to make freezing them a not-so-great option for preservation.
Here is one way, though, that definitely does work, and is absolutely delicious.
3 cups radishes
2 large ribs celery
1 1/2 large red onion
2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 tbls mustard seed
1 cup vinegar
2 tbls prepared horseradish
2 tsp dill seed
1/2 tsp celery seed
To prepare, put the radishes, onion & celery through a grinder or chop them into fine pieces.
After grinding, mix with other ingredients and allow to stand three hours. Bring to a boil in a large pan and cook ten minutes. Pour into hot jars, leaving half-inch head space. Adjust lids and process 1/2 pints and pints in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes.
I noticed over at Tibault & Toad, this article was referenced, and here is the quote from the page:
Radish is in abundance at the farmers market right now, and it's cheap. [....] I also made Rosy Radish Relish, which is SO DELICIOUS on brats, hotdogs, burgers etc. and will definitely be a repeat condiment in future years.
Just thought I'd share that with you, so that you have someone elses opinion as well.