English Pickle Relish
English pickle relish is a copycat of the British Branston pickle. A mix of vegetables, sweet apples, dates, raisins and lots of flavorings. This is a very simple recipe, but the results are a rich, sweet and delicious condiment.
One of Englands most popular condiments, Branston pickle. This sweet chutney is so good in sandwiches, with cheese and crackers, used as a dip or add to recipes.
There are many recipes that use different vegetables like cauliflower and zucchini, but my favorite combination is carrots, rutabaga, apples, dates, raisins and onions. The vegetables are cooked in malt vinegar, sugar and spices until they are tender and a thick sauce develops.
This pickle relish recipe is part 1 of a 3 recipe collection that are all components in a Ploughman’s lunch (pictures above). A Ploughman’s lunch is a picnic-type pub dish consisting of cheeses, bread, pickled onions, ham, radishes, pickle relish and other raw vegetables of choice.
Eating a platter of food in this manner, just like an Italian antipasto, is my favorite way to eat because you get to enjoy a range of flavors and food combinations all on one plate! If you’ve never heard of a Ploughman’s lunch, I hope you try the pickle recipe and make a Ploughman’s lunch for yourself and your friends as you’ll want to share!
If you’ve made this English Pickle Relish or any other recipe, leave a comment below, I love to hear from my readers.