Tangy corn relish is a versatile condiment that is real handy to have in the refrigerator. Place it in a jar and store in the fridge for use anytime. Corn relish healthy recipes are one of the traditional southern American family recipe that is used as a side dish or garnish to meat and potato dishes, particularly ham and boiled potatoes. It also goes great along side pork loin or chicken. Top it over hot dog in lieu of pickle relish and use it to make a sandwich. In gourmet recipes, corn relish is made with whole kernel corn, sweet onion, parsley, limejuice, and olive oil.
Traditionally, corn relish is made with whole kernel corns spiced with green and red bell peppers, peppercorns, cider vinegar, and sugar. The ingredients are mixed together and placed in canning jars and steamed for 45 minutes in a pressure cooker. In modern cooking, the corn relish is typically cooked on the stove and placed in sterile containers with an airtight lid, allowed to cool and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Many different variations of the recipe exist. Some like to add chopped tomatoes making it similar to salsa. Others add sliced cucumbers, mustard seed or dill seed. In this recipe, the relish is simply seasoned with parsley and limejuice is used instead of vinegar. If you want a spicy version, you can add a whole chili pepper in the mix without chopping it (or depending on how hot you want it to be).
Ingredients: 3 cups whole kernel corn, 1 1/2 cups diced sweet onion, 3/4 cup chopped parsley, 3 tbsp. lime juice, 2 tbsp. olive oil
In a saucepan, mix all the ingredients together and simmer for 25 minutes. Allow the relish to come to room temperature. Place in a sterile glass jar with a tight lid. Chill in the fridge.
Corn relish can also be used similar to salsa and be used as a dip or garnish for nachos, tortillas, or tacos. The relish improves with refrigeration and gets better overtime as the flavors fuse together and intermingle. Place it in a nice bottle and tie a ribbon around it for a thoughtful gift to friends or family.