Roast Tomato Relish

Roast Tomato Relish



  • 1 kg mixed coloured tomatoes

  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 tsp fresh or dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 75 g golden caster sugar

  • 100 ml cider vinegar

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 gherkins, finely chopped

Cooking Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Halve the tomatoes and place cut side up in a roasting tin. Sprinkle with the chilli, chopped onion, garlic and oregano. Season with salt and pepper and spoon over the olive oil.
  3. Roast for 35 minutes.
  4. Dissolve the sugar in the vinegar and add the bay leaf . Bring to the boil, tip in the tomatoes and their roasting juices and bubble vigorously for……..minutes until you have a nice thick relish. Stir often to prevent sticking to the base of the pan. Allow to cool a little then stir in the chopped gherkins and spoon into sterilised jars. Seal with vinegar-proof lids. Small Kilner type jars are ideal.

Serving suggestions

Serve on top of a Scotch Beef burger or a sandwich

This is good to make in the summer months when there is a glut of beautiful, different coloured tomatoes, red, orange, yellow and black, not forgetting those green ones that will not ripen.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

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