Friday, August 14, 2009

Corn Relish and a Giveaway

I really like a corn relish. Its tasty on pork chops or our black bean burgers.
Corn Relish
Minnesota sweet corn is the flavor of summer to me so I love finding ways to preserve it to last all winter.
Corn Ripper
In order to help you save the taste of summer corn through the winter I have a corn zipper to give away. This cute little smiling face will help you easily & neatly remove kernels from the cob. To enter leave a comment on this post. Please leave your email so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a winner on Thursday, August 20th.

Corn Relish
(adapted from The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving)

6-7 fresh corn cobs (or 4 cups frozen corn kernels)
1 jalapeno, seeded & chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 c cider vinegar
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c red onion, chopped
1/3 c green onion, chopped
1/2 c red pepper
1 t ground cumin
1 t canning salt
1/2 t ground pepper
2 T fresh cilantro, chopped

Process 5 half-pint jars & lids by boiling the jars for 20 minutes & the lids for 5.

Boil the corn cobs in a pot of salted water for 6 minutes. Let the corn cool enough to handle. Cut the kernels from the cobs measuring out 4 cups worth.

Put the corn in a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Add the jalapeno, garlic, vinegar, sugar, onions, pepper, cumin, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer & let cook for 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro & let cook for 2 more minutes.

Ladle the hot relish into the hot jars leaving 1/2-inch head space. Clean the rims. Place the lids on top & hand screw on the neck bands. Process in boiling water for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat & let sit for 5 more minutes. Remove from the water without drying & let cool for 12 - 24 hours. The lids should all pull downward. If some do not they have not processed correctly & should either be refrigerated & used or reprocessed.

Makes 5 cups.

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49 comments:

tricia said...

I can't seem to get enough corn this time of year!

PikaPikaChick said...

That looks ridiculously tasty. And I sure could use a corn zipper. pikapikachick a|t g|m|a|i|l

Kris said...

I'm not much of a gadget person, prefering my favorite knife for most tasks, however after purchasing and using the heck out of my cherry pitter this year I'm starting to become a convert.

Lori said...

The corn relish brings up so many memories for me of my great aunt and great grandmother. My aunt still does tons of corn relish in the summer. I hadn't thought of that, but it would be great on a black bean burger!

That gadget rocks! Although I haven't made any in a while I love the fried corn my mom makes right off the cobb. Such a convenient way to get those kernels off!

koshercamembert said...

OK, I keep making corn salads (maybe they're actually salsas or relishes..I don't actually know the difference) and use a big chef knife but can't quite seem to get all the kernels off nicely. And I have lots of room for fancy gadgets. Thanks for giving away this one.

Jeff said...

I just started looking for corn recipes because it is getting to be prevalent here. Heck I just had to tweet my one buddy to see if he has any yet to steal and if not I know the farmer's market is starting to have some good stuff.

As usual keep canning recipes coming because we are definitely stealing them :-)

k. borcz said...

boy that corn zipper looks cute! I've never seen one before. That relish looks yummy

Michelle said...

I love corn salsa! And using the zipper looks much easier than trying to use a knife to get all the kernels off!
michelleveazie at gmail.com

s.e.e. said...

this looks delicious!! :)

Katie said...

The salsa sounds great!

I inevitably make a huge mess whenever I cut corn off the cob, but the zipper looks like the perfect solution!

Stacy and Brian said...

I love corn anything made with sweet summer corn. I mix mine up with avocado and black beans. Yummy. Thanks for sharing. Stacy

designedbyninjas said...

The corn zipper is super cute!

Poncho Wearer said...

your posts are inspiring me to start canning and capturing summer flavors

Sharon said...

Who knew a corn zipper could be so cute?!

Grace said...

aw, i'm a sucker for smiley faces. :)
this relish looks amazing, and what a great way to have delicious, scrumptious corn year-round!

Ranee said...

I love corn relish! I've been making the recipe from Helen Witty's Fancy Pantry for many years, but haven't in the past couple years because our local corn crop hasn't been that great. I'm now in the middle of corn land again, and have been wanting to make more. I might make this recipe as well!

Kassy said...

That corn relish looks so good! I agree - summer isn't summer with Minnesota sweet corn :)

Kassy said...

Oops that's supposed to be 'without' Minnesota sweet corn!

Heather said...

i want that happy lil corn guy! i looove corn relish.

coleen~ said...

We recently moved to a suburb of Atlanta. 2 weeks ago, when we were visiting family in Faribault and Northfield, I brought back 4 doz ears from Waterville to cut and freeze. GA corn has NOTHING on MN corn!
Your corn relish looks yummy~

vegetarianperspective said...

I needed that gadget last night when I made my "Spicy Corn Ceviche!" Thanks for the great ideas!

Mrs. in May said...

How incredibly adorable! I love gadgets and I love corn and i do not have this!
Great blog! -Jeannine

j9gini @ g mail. com

Lisa said...

This looks delicious. I found your blog this year after joining HVF CSA and have enjoying making and eating many of the recipes you post on your site. My co-workers and I pretty much check it daily and always love the photos of the food. I've never heard of a corn zipper (I've always just used a knife) but this looks handy! And it's cute - bonus!

Psychgrad said...

Oh cool -- I've never seen a corn zipper before.

BTW -- totally coveting your collection of canned foods. I'm hoping that next summer I will be in a home that will have the space to store canned produce.

Cara said...

mhhmhm that looks delicious!! I love corn salsa/relishes!

Mom24 said...

I've always wanted one of these. Thanks for the chance.

Debbie said...

The corn relish looks great. I have really been enjoying your blog. I have made many recipes from it. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Amy P. said...

Another gadget that I need to get! I'll have to try out this recipe.

Chelsea said...

that is the cutest little thing!

dangerkittydesigns said...

Oh man, there are few things I love more than corn. For my birthday I've even decided I want to go to a good ol' fashioned corn feed up north. Weeee!

Kevin said...

I like the sound of a corn relish!

ashley said...

i love kitchen gadgets like this!!!

uhohitsashleyy@aol.com

Vicki said...

What a cute gadget!

TZel said...

I would love to try this gadget when I make my husband's favorite Poblano Corn chowder! Thanks so much!

Wm. said...

We were back in Minnesota last week (from Rhode Island) and I was delighted to be served sweet corn on the cob with butter and pepper. Ah, it made me feel like a child again.

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Anonymous said...

My daughter(11 yrs) was looking for a great corn relish recipe similar to the one her grandfather (81 yrs) was telling her about eating all the time going up. His Aunt who raised him canned everything. Great on a bolonga and butter sandwch he told her. She is starting to cook and wants to have her own utensils so when she leaves our home she'll have what she needs. The corn zipper would be such a great surprize. For her birthday in April we gave her a palm peeler, so she would not slice her fingers or anything else, and she said that was the best gift. Good thing our cucumbers are coming in quick.

What sweet people you are to do such a nice thing.

Deborah said...

I've never used a corn zipper - I bet it makes things a lot easier!!

judy said...

Florida has two corn seasons and we live next to a corn farm, so the zipper would be real handy for all that delicious corn!!!!! Will try the marinade next week--thanks

Crystal said...

Corn is by far my favorite veggie of the summer. I can't get enough of it! Anything to make it easier to have it year round is amazing!

crystalgrant84(at)hotmail(dot)com

Patrick Gerald Kennedy said...

I stumbled upon your site and the recipes you two are making look very, very good. I will have to try some when I return from Europe ( I am in Innsbruck, Austria at the moment. You should try Kase Spatzle if you have not had it yet!). I was also interested in the CSA boxes you use a lot. Unfurtunately the ones in the Los Angeles, Southern California area where I reside do not look as unique or as appetizing as I think yours are. Have you heard of a good Farm/Company for any CSA boxes in the Southern Ca area? I would really appreciate it, thanks! Patrick

kat said...

Patrick - I don't know of any good CSAs in SoCal off the top of my head but www.localharvest.org is a great resource

Sub Commander said...

Looks awesome! I could have used this on Saturday!

Tangled Noodle said...

Even if I don't win this nifty little corn zipper, I still score this excellent corn relish recipe! Along with your canned honey, this will make great gifts for the holidays. 8-)

Kate said...

I had a dream last week that my 2-year-old was stripping kernels using my 8-inch chef's knife. Yikes!! But he was making our favorite corn/tomatillo/avocado salsa, so I didn't stop him. :-) Love your blog! wildaboutmn@yahoo.com

ĸiтs©нÿ ♥ нiррiε said...

What an awesome little tool! I love fresh corn in my salads & raw soups.

Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

clove said...

I didn't know this tool existed.

simply frosted said...

i've never heard of a corn zipper but i LOVE corn so this would be an awesome gadget to have

elc said...

Around here we have to share our corn with the deer, coons and bear. Our sweet corn is planted four rows deep along the edge of the field corn, up by my sister's woods--lots of it so that hopefully there will be enough for humans and animals alike. We're off now to pick some for canning. Your recipe looks like a good one. I will probably try it. I'd love to win a gadget, especially one that saves time on a big job.

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