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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

Is it sweet? You bet! Is it spicy? Absolutely! Is it savory? Of course! It’s corn relish!!

Makes 1 pint of relish


  • 2 cups of fresh corn kernels
  • 1 cup of green cabbage, chopped
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of dried mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of celery seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • ¼ cup of cider vinegar


    1. Place the corn in a saucepan, cover them with water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low, and simmer about 5 minutes until the corn is tender, then drain the corn.
    2. Put the corn, cabbage, onion, pepper, honey, vinegar and ¾ of a cup of water in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir in the salt, dry mustard and celery seed, and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Let the relish cool and store it in a glass container in the refrigerator. Serve it as a condiment with a variety of roasted or grilled meats.
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