Another fabulous zucchini recipe! This recipe for Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Relish is definitely a keeper. The brine that it uses is totally addicting. Sweet and hot (duh), and I love the addition of the red bell peppers. I am making more of this for sure!! I think I will also make the brine and put it on chunks of zucchini and zucchini spears for a Sweet and Spicy Zucchini pickle!! OHHHH man is that gonna be good!!
This kind of reminded me of fire and ice pickles. When I was growing up, one of my friends had a family friend that would give them fire and ice pickles and I just loved them!! I would eat and eat them until it made my stomach hurt. Mmmmmmm.
If you make this, just know that your entire house is going to smell like vinegar, lol. C came in while I was cooking and was like, “What is that SMELL?!” But it does go away!! I lit some candles and that helped a lot, too.
Another tip is to use a BIG bowl! You have to let that zucchini, peppers, and onions really sweat out a lot of juice, so it needs the room! Also, I didn’t have fresh dill, so I just used a tablespoon of dill seed. And if you don’t want so much ‘spicy’, just decrease the amount of crushed red pepper that you use.
I can’t wait to use this on hot dogs (don’t you just love a hot dog with relish?! yum!) and I will probably give a few away, maybe even in Christmas baskets. Yes, it’s that good. So make it. Seriously.