Tricolor Sweet Pepper Relish

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Tricolor Sweet Pepper Relish

[ Photographs: Joshua Bousel ]

This fresh, tangy, and fruity sweet pepper relish livens up a homely hot dog in a way fitting for the start of a new grilling season.

Adapted from The Grilling Book by Adam Rapppoport

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  • Yield:makes about 1 1/2 cups
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/8-inch dice
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/8-inch dice
  • 1 large orange bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/8-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds

Directions

  1. 1.

    Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Removed from heat, add in diced peppers and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain peppers through fine mesh strainer.

  2. 2.

    Add in vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, salt, and celery seeds into now empty saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.

  3. 3.

    Add peppers and simmer, stirring occasionally, until little liquid remains, 15-20 minutes. Transfer relish to a jar, let cool slightly, then cover and place in refrigerator until completely chilled. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.