When we arrive in the kitchen early in the morning, we’re greeted by our delivery of fresh ingredients from the markets including fresh Australian parsley, herbs, onions, capsicum and lemons.
We start by washing and chopping the firm ripe Australian grown fresh jalapenos. Sometimes we get a delivery of mainly green jalapenos with not a single red in sight and on other occasions much to Latasha’s delight they get a mix which means they will be in for a surprise at tasting time. The onions are cut fresh into rings.
We add sugar, mustard, pepper and spices to a large stainless steel pot with the onions and the mixture is cooked on a low heat over an hour until it caramelises. Next the chopped jalapeno and green capsicum is added and we hand turn the mix to ensure even colour. When the right texture is reached, lemon juice is added and we test the pH.
Tastings are done to ensure that Latasha is 100% happy with the taste and texture of the relish. Then it gets bottled into jars.
Heat: Sweet & Slightly Spicy