Danforth Tomato Relish

A very useful – and delicious – multi purpose tomato sauce, dip or spread from Malawi.

Danforth Tomato Relish
We enjoyed this so much while staying at Danforth Yachting in Malawi that we asked Michelle for her recipe which she was god enough to share with us.
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  1. 3 Kg Tomatoes;
  2. 1 Kg Onions;
  3. 1 Kg Sugar;
  4. 8 tsp. Salt;
  5. ½ tsp. Cayenne Pepper;
  6. 2 level tsp. Curry Powder;
  7. 2 level tsp. Mustard Powder;
  8. Pickling Spices (e.g. Mustard Seeds, Cloves, Bay Leaves;
  9. Brown Vinegar - enough to nearly cover contest of pot
  1. Cut up tomatoes.Sprinkle with 4 tsp. salt;
  2. Slice onions. Place in another bowl. Sprinkle with 4 tsp. salt;
  3. Leave the onions and tomatoes to rest for 12 hours;
  4. Pour off the liquid and discard. Place the onions and tomatoes into a large stainless steel pan. Almost cover with vinegar;
  5. Add sugar. Boil for ½ hour;
  6. Add cayenne pepper, curry, mustard and spices;
  7. Boil for another ½ hour;
  8. Add 4 tbs. flour, which has been mixed to a smooth paste with vinegar;
  9. Boil for 20 minutes;
  10. Pour into sterilised jars or plastic containers
  11. Store in the glass jars in a cool place or the fridge, or in the freezer if in plastic containers
  1. This really is delicious! It can be used as a sauce, a relish, a dip or a spread, even put into casseroles to add flavour;
  2. Experiment with the amount of curry, pickling spices etc.
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