Sweet and Spicy Pineapple-Jalapeño Relish
A sassy pineapple and jalapeño relish that goes well with roasted meats, poultry and seafood. Or, serve it as a tasty appetizer spooned over cream cheese with tortilla chips or crackers.
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely minced
6 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped*
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup rum
1 fresh pineapple, diced
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup raw (turbinado) sugar
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
- In saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onions, ginger, jalapeños, and cumin for 6 minutes.
- Add the rum and cook until almost all is evaporated. Add the pineapple, lime juice, and sugar, bring to simmer and then remove from heat.
- Stir in the cilantro, salt and pepper to taste.
Makes about 4 cups.
*Be sure to wear rubber gloves when preparing the chiles or you will experience an intense burning sensation in your hands not to mention what would happen should you rub your eyes! This is especially important when preparing larger quantities of hot peppers.