This delicious carrot relish is sweet and slightly tangy. It is delicately flavoured with ginger and cardomon and tastes wonderful with cheese and cold meats. We love to serve it in cheese sandwiches. It's a beautiful colour and looks very pretty with cheese and bread. Most afternoon tea flavours are quite delicate and so this relish is perfect, adding colour and flavour without being over-powering.
It's easy to make, so long as you don't leave the kitchen. It's one of those things that you need to keep an eye on or it can easily catch on the pan.
Time: Up to 40 minutes (not including cooling)
Makes about 1/2 cup
Keeps for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.
1 scant cup (110g) very finely grated carrot
1/4 cup (60ml) water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
Seeds from 2 cardomom pods, crushed
1/2 cup (120ml) white wine vinegar
Pinch of salt