Amasing Saucy and pickle recipes

Cucumber Relish.
2 lb Apples peeled and grated
3 lb onions cut in half and sliced
2 lb sugar
3 lb Cucumber grated (seeds and all I do skin of telegraph aswell but peel normal ones)
1 heaped tsp pepper
salt to taste
4 Cup Vinegar
1 dsp curry powder
1 TBSP Turmeric

cook apple in vinegar when cooked add sugar, pepper, salt and slice onion, cook till onion is soft.
add grated cucumber and boil 5 min, add curry and Turmeric.
Thicken with flour and put into jars.

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Chef_bev00, Jan 30, 9:51 pm

Tomato and pineapple relish

I grew some dark tomatoes this year, they are so soft to eat but did make outstanding relish.

3 kg of ripe tomatoes, cored and chopped smallish
1250 grams of chopped onions
4 seeded chili chopped [ not the very hot ones ]
3 green capsicum chopped [seeded]
layer in a stainless steel bowl with a sprinkle of
plain salt over each layer, leave 4 hours, and strain.

Put the veg into a preserving pan with
4 cups of malt vinegar
750 grams of brown sugar
3 tsp mustard seeds
3 tsp celery seeds
1 & 1/2 Tablespoons of curry powder
1 & 1/2 Tablespoons of turmeric
1 Tablespoon of plain salt

Bring it to a boil and then simmer until the vegetables are cooked, and reduced down by a 1/4
Add a 425 gram can of crushed pineapple, with the juice

Thicken with
6 Tbsp of cornflour
1 cup cup of malt vinegar
I thought this recipe a little loose a bit more cornflour for me, my husband likes it as is. Don't you hat that.

***I see another recipe with pineapple further up, must try that and the telegraph cucumber recipe thanks. I grew heaps in my glasshouse but gee when they are done producing, its over.

Chef_pickles7, Jan 31, 9:01 am

You have outdone me. I cannot be making you any more pickle, darn it. The jar you dropped off to me is outstanding. I am so happy, very well done.

Chef_pickles7, Feb 24, 7:12 pm

huia991 I have a quantity of apple cucmbers. Would love to make pineapple/cucumber relish - could you give an approximate idea of the weight of cucumber needed please/

Someone queried the spice content of plum sauce, our one doesn't have either apples or plums although I put 3 apples in the last lot, forgot the ginger but put the allspice! It is yum!

Chef_meg94, Feb 24, 8:20 pm

Apple sauce.
Monty's Surprise, has to be the nicest apples for making Applesauce .
The apples are huge and are snowy white when cooked

Chef_pickles7, Mar 23, 2:32 pm

Chef_samanya, Mar 23, 6:24 pm

I have a young tree with 1 very large apple on it, can't wait to try it, first time it fruited. Supposed to have the best antioxidant properties of all the different types of apples according to my sister in law.

Chef_katalin2, Mar 24, 12:26 am

My tree has been in for two years. katalin2. We had to prop up the branches to stop them breaking under the weight of the fruit. We lost three apples to the wind and size. I cooked those. They tend to grow three fruit together.

Chef_pickles7, Mar 24, 9:39 am

Chef_pickles7, Mar 24, 10:18 am

bumping for the green tomatoes.
I have used green tomatoes in the Tomato and pineapple relish recipe. It was very nice.

Chef_pickles7, May 2, 10:43 am

plum sauce. [hot]

6 kg of the plums ,
3 liters of vinegar ,
1 1/2 kg of brown sugar ,
1/4 cup of sea salt ,
100 grams of fresh ginger skin on and chopped ,
4 good Tblsp crushed garlic ,
2 tsp ground mace , or nutmeg
1 tsp cayenne , cut down to 1/2 teaspoon if you want a mild sauce.
5 tsp gr. all spice ,
1 Tblsp whole cloves ,
1 tsp gr. cloves ,
2 tsp gr, ginger ,
simmered that untill half the volume , approx 4 hours.
put it through a mouli , then sieve the stones to get all the flesh , makes it thicker.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 15, 1:52 pm

Pickles Worcestershire sauce.
I put the pulp into a few jars and used it as chutney. We used it all.

Finished recipe. 9 X 750ml bottles.

8 liters of malt vinegar ,
25 grams of whole cloves
2 kg apples , leave skins on just chop the fruit.
2 oranges , leave skins on just chop the fruit.
2 lemons , leave skins on just chop the fruit.
500 grams of garlic ,
500 grams of fresh ginger ,
110 grams of tamarind puree ,
1 near rotten banana, remove the skin.
500 grams of molasses ,
25 grams of gr. black pepper ,
3 tsp cayenne pepper ,
1 kg brown sugar ,
225 grams of sea salt.
Simmer for three hours , strain through a sieve , then hang the pulp in a cotton cloth to extract all the sauce. watch for fruit flies.
Bottle , cork , and store in a cool place.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 15, 2:25 pm

Hot Chili sauce.

2 cups of white vinegar
2 teaspoons of sea salt
100 grams of halved Habanero, Red Savina, chili.

Simmer until the chili are soft, and the liquid reduced by half, there abouts
Pour all into a narrow necked glass jug and blend using a stick blender to break down all the seeds, etc
1 and 1/4 cups of sauce
Mature it in the fridge for 3 months, before using. Lasts very well.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 15, 4:05 pm

"Tamarind sauce"

2 liters of malt vinegar ,
110 grams of tamarind pulp ,
1 Tbsp of sea salt ,
1 cup of brown sugar ,
700 grams onions ,
10 grams of whole pickling spice ,
1/4 tsp mace ,
2 whole chili peppers ,
1 tsp each whole black pepper corns and
1 tsp curry powder.
Simmer all together for 1 hour, strain,
bottle ,
cork and mature.
Has a Citrus flavour.[ tamarind]
This did turn out very well.
I could very well be tempted to make this again.
It is keeping very well.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 15, 8:44 pm

What's really 'amazing' is the number of ways that amazing is spelt!
So many threads with so many variations.

Chef_samanya, Aug 15, 8:57 pm

You are sharper than a pencil. I bet you just love,,,,, yumo. and. sald for salad. too samanya.

Worcestershire Sauce.

Yielded 4 X 330ml bottles of sauce.
robman7 (292 )

This is nice and easy. A good amount, when you have to buy, the vinegar.

5 cups malt vinegar,
1 kg treacle,
2 teaspoons sea salt,
3cm piece green ginger finely chopped,
4 cloves garlic finely chopped ,
2 tablespoons ground cloves,
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to the boil and cook gently uncovered for 20 minutes.
Cover and let it stand overnight.

Next day strain and bottle, ready for use immediately but shake bottle before using.
I decided to put this in here, for easy access. It is maturing well.
I will make it again, when I have to buy vinegar.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 15, 9:11 pm

And far less annoying.

Chef_cookessentials, Aug 15, 9:37 pm

Plum Sauce . [ yellow fleshed plums ]
6 X 750 mil wine bottles of sauce.

Put everything into a preserving pan
3.5 kg of plums.
3 litres of vinegar [ cider or malt ]
3 cm grated fresh ginger
1 kg of brown sugar
2 Tbsp sea salt
2 tsp gr. mace
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp gr. cloves
5 tsp gr allspice

Simmer for 1&1/2 hours,

Pick the stones out as they rise, it is way easier when you put the pulp through the mouli. I sometimes count the plums before I start, so I can retrieve all the stones, the mouli just hates them.
Bottle while hot, cork when cold.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 15, 9:49 pm

Mixed Vegetable Pickle


2 & 1/2kg of mixed vegetables, in
2 liters of water and
250 grams of plain salt.
strain well, add

4 cups of vinegar
3 cups of sugar, bring to the boil
thicken with
1 cup of flour
1 Tbsp of dry mustard
1 Tbsp of curry powder,
1Tbsp of turmeric
mixed with 1 cup of vinegar

cook for 5 minutes
Bottle while hot, put the lids on when it is cold.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 16, 8:21 am

Pickled Lemons

Sea salt
Glass jars with plastic lids

Wash the lemons well
Cut almost through from the stem end
Turn the lemon over and give a half turn
Cut near through from the blossom end
Put a teaspoon of sea salt into each end
Put the lemon into the jar, do this to each lemon filling the jar.
I filled 3 jars, condensing them down to 2 as the lemons shrunk.
I left mine for 2 months before starting to use them.
So very nice in many things, and a great way to use up lemons from your tree.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 16, 12:18 pm

Whole egg mayonnaise
1 whole egg
juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
150 mils of sunflower oil
150 mils of canola oil

You will need a stick blender and a tall beaker to make this mayonnaise.
Put the egg into the beaker first
Put the other ingredients carefully on top of the egg, so as not to disturb the egg.

Lower the stick blender in to the bottom without disturbing the ingredients.

Pulse the blender, until the ingredients start to emulsify, tilt the blender to allow the oil to be incorporated.

If it splits, don't throw it out. start over,
Once you have the new lot emulsifying,
add the split mayo in 3 lots.

Tartare sauce
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon capers chopped;
1 tablespoon of gherkins chopped,
1 tablespoon of parsley chopped.

Bluffed sauce
1/4 cup of Tartare sauce
3 chopped raw bluff oysters
a little chopped chili

I give this a fast burst in the microwave, as all microwaves are different, start with 30 seconds. You are just cooking them.
Pour over a nice rare steak.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 16, 11:12 pm

Oyster sauce

1/4 cup of mayonnaise
3 chopped raw oysters
a drop of Tabasco

I give this a fast burst in the microwave, as all microwaves are different, start with 30 seconds. You are just cooking them.
Pour over a nice rare steak.

Seafood sauce

1 cup of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of tomato sauce
3 drops of Tabasco sauce
1/2 a cup of whipped cream, lightly folded in.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 17, 10:37 pm

Horseradish Sauce
4T grated horseradish
1t salt
1 t sugar
1⁄2 t mustard
2 T vinegar
1 t pepper
1⁄2 t butter
1/2 c whipped or thickened cream
Dissolve vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar & butter in a pot. Add horseradish & mix well. Lastly add whipped cream.

Chef_huia991, Aug 17, 10:59 pm

Pineapple & Cucumber Relish
Cucumber & Pineapple Relish
1 x 16 oz tin crushed pineapple (475g approx) 4 medium onions chopped
1 T salt
Juice of 1 lemon
1⁄2 t curry powder
2 cucumbers diced
1⁄2 bottle white vinegar (leave some out for thickening)
1⁄2 lb sugar (250g)
1 1⁄2 T cornflour
3⁄4 t turmeric
Boil pineapple, cucumber, onions, vinegar, salt, sugar & lemon juice for 30 mins. Thick with cornflour, curry powder, turmeric mixed with a little vinegar.

Chef_huia991, Aug 17, 11:01 pm

Nan’s Cucumber relish
1lb apples (455g)
1lb onions (455g)
1 pint vinegar
1 t cayenne pepper
2 medium peeled cucumber
2oz salt (60g)
1⁄2 lb sugar (250g)
Cut up apples. Cook in vinegar until soft. Add sugar, salt & pepper & boil for a few minutes. Cool. Mince cucumber & onion, strain juice. Add to apple mixture when cooled. Mix & Seal in jars.

Chef_huia991, Aug 17, 11:03 pm

Nan’s Plum Sauce
6lb plums (3kg)
6 t salt
4 large apples
3 lbs brown sugar (3kg)
3 pints vinegar (1.8 litres)
3 large onions
Boil slowly 3 hours. Mix & Bottle.

Chef_huia991, Aug 17, 11:04 pm

No spices. ?.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 18, 8:37 pm

Mexican sauce . hot chili sauce

A small can of mushrooms in sauce,
I used a ladle of mushrooms per serve, probably would equate to a small can, per serve
1 tablespoon chopped capsicums, a mix of colours looks great
1 tablespoon of pineapple pieces
chili sauce , as much as it takes to rock you.
I made this sauce very, very hot.

Nice over chicken, steak, baked beans, sausages.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 19, 2:05 pm

Chasseur sauce

1 small can of mushrooms in sauce
25 grams of butter
3 tablespoons of white wine
reduce, until thickened
salt and pepper to taste

Serve hot near or over chicken, steak.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 20, 1:34 pm

Catalina sauce

1/4 cup of seafood sauce
1/2 chopped tomato
1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
6 chopped shrimps

Put into a small micro-proof dish
microwave 30 seconds, to warm through.
nice over chicken, fish, steak

Chef_pickles7, Aug 24, 10:20 am

Brandied Apricot sauce

great over chicken, fish, desserts

Puree a can of apricots, add the juice and thicken with cornflour. Thicken to coat the back of the wooden spoon.
I never added the brandy until serving time, take out as much apricot sauce you need for one serve, heat and add a dash of brandy. nice.
Don't put the brandy in the sauce, near the stove top.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 24, 11:46 am

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup of brown sugar
75 grams of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
melt all together then add
1/4 cup of sifted cocoa
2 cups of sifted icing sugar
thin with cream if you wish
serve hot, over ice cream

Chef_pickles7, Aug 25, 6:41 pm

Mint sauce

2 X 750 mil., bottles of sauce.
Mint in the garden is perfect right now.

Bring up to simmer;
4 cups of malt vinegar
1 cup of water
2 cups white sugar
3 tsp sea salt
Add 3 cups of chopped mint.
Bring up to boil , remove from the heat.
Cool, bottle and cap when cold.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 25, 8:43 pm

Gravy, to make ahead of time.
Great too for catering.

Make up a pkt of , Maggi soup mix, any flavour.
Thicken it with cornflour,
Colour it with soy sauce.
Thin down with vegetable water, if need be.

If there is enough browning's on the pan I will make gravy from the roasting dish, after dinner, and freeze for next time. I am well over, overloading MYSELF before I eat, these days. Enjoy.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 27, 3:40 pm

Teriyaki sauce

1 cup of soy sauce
1/2 cup of white wine
1 Tbsp of sugar
crushed garlic to taste.

pour over meat or chicken
Drain and grill meat or the chicken
Do not baste with the marinade, as you cook.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 29, 10:53 am


cream sauce no. 1.
75 grams each
600 mils milk.

filling sauce no. 11.
120 grams each
600 mils milk.

croquettes no. 111.
150 grams each
600 mils milk.

Melt butter
flour and cook until "grainy"
milk stirring all the time.
salt and pepper, to taste
for savoury


sugar to taste
for sweet.

garlic sauce.
roux , no 11. 1 cup ,
2 Tablespoons of brandy ,
crushed garlic to taste.

Chef_pickles7, Aug 30, 11:52 am

Bearnaise sauce
Cube 250 grams of cold butter into 1cm cubes, put into fridge.
reduce 1/2 cup of white vinegar
1/2 tsp dry tarragon
1 Tbsp ch onion. to half of its volume. strain.
beat 4 egg yolks and strained vinegar
with a whisk in a small bowl, over a pot of near boiling water.
as it warms beat in a cube of cold butter,
adding the butter as it is incorporated into the sauce.
the sauce should be thick and creamy.

******if it splits add 1 tsp ice cold water and continue to beat.
don't despair,

Chef_pickles7, Dec 3, 1:06 pm

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