Strawberries and raspberries are the taste of the British summer for me. Sot this super easy sweet and savoury strawberry and raspberry relish was a no brainer when it came to ways to use up the harvest of luscious summer berries.
When you think of relishes and chutney you tend to think of veggies and savoury flavours. Well my strawberry and raspberry relish brings a whole new dimension to the relish department, sweet and savoury and delicious!
What’s in this strawberry and raspberry relish?
Don’t worry this isn’t just strawberries and raspberries thrown together with a bit of vinegar, oh no I’ve added some spice for heat and herbs for extra flavour. There is black pepper, ginger and chilli in there and basil as well.
The rich jewel like colour of this relish really makes it special as well as the marvelous taste of course!
How to serve this relish
Try this sweet and savoury strawberry and raspberry relish on chicken sandwiches, alongside a cheeseboard or with cold meats. It has that wonderful sweet and sour combination that when combined with the punch of spices really makes your taste buds dance.
How to make strawberry and raspberry relish
It is so easy to make this relish, you just boil up all your ingredients (apart from the basil, you add that at the end just before potting up) for about an hour, stirring so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Then simply ladle into sterilised jars. I even have a page on how to make chutney and relish to help you along if you get stuck.
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How long will this relish keep?
This sweet and savoury strawberry and raspberry relish will keep for up to a year in a sealed jar in a cool dark cupboard. Once opened store in the fridge and use up within a month.
Add this relish to your store cupboard and it will jazz up your dishes in the winter when summer seems like a memory.
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Strawberry and Raspberry Relish
- 350 g strawberries
- 350 g raspberries
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 160 g granulated sugar
- 300 ml raspberry or white wine vinegar
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ tsp grated fresh ginger
- pinch dried ginger
- pinch dried chilli
- pinch Pinch salt
- 10 basil leaves finely chopped
- Cook everything (apart from the basil leaves) on a high heat at a rolling boil for 1 hour
- Add basil for last 10 mins
- Ladle into sterilised jars (makes 3 small jars) keeps for 2 years