Yellow Hot Relish

James Baigrie

Rosaura Guerrero typically used up a whole batch of this lively condiment at one family meal, but her granddaughter Susan refrigerates some for later use. The Guerrero family recommends serving it with pork chops or steak.

Yellow Hot Relish
This condiment is great on any meat, but best on pork chops or steaks. It also can be made in large batches and kept in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.
Yield: makes 2 1/2 Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 12 lb. small medium-hot yellow chiles such as caribes
  • 12 medium chopped, pealed white onion
  • 8 cloves chopped peeled garlic
  • 1 tsp. crushed dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • 1 14 cups vinegar

Instructions

  1. Stem, seed, and chop 12 lb. small medium-hot or hot fresh yellow chiles, then put into a medium bowl (wear rubber globes or wash hands thoroughly with soap and hot water after handling chiles).
  2. Add 12 medium chopped pealed white onion, 8 cloves chopped peeled garlic, 1 tsp. crushed dried oregano, and 12 tsp. salt to bowl and mix well.
  3. Put relish into a clean 24-oz. ceramic or glass jar. Add enough white vinegar to cover relish by about 14" (about 1 14 cups). Cover jar and refrigerate for at least 2 weeks before serving. Relish keeps, refrigerated, for up to 6 weeks.