Easy // 30 mins + Rest Time // 2 Quart
You’ll find your Harvest box can make some condiments that use up your fruits & veggies & create flavor for weeks to come. Letting the mix pickle & macerate for several hours creates a richer flavor. Makes a great gift. Take some to work!
Large Covered Po
2 Red Peppers, rough chop
2 Pears, cored, rough chop
2 Apples, cored, rough chop
2 Onions, rough chop
1/2 lb Tomatoes, rough chop
1-2 Tomatillos, rough skin removed, chopped
2 Minneola Tangerines, juice & rind
1 Navel Orange, juice & rind
1 Tbs Dijon
1 Tbs Miso
1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar, more or less to taste
2 Tsp Sea Salt
1 Tsp Black Pepper
1 Tbs Pickling Spice
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sweet Marsala or Cherry Juice
3-5 Cloves Garlic
(Opt) 1/2 Tsp Chili Flakes, or more to taste
(Opt) 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
(Opt) 1 Tsp Fennel Seeds
(Opt) 4-5 Small Dry Shiitake Mushroom
Step 1: If possible, set this up several hours in advance so the veggies can macerate & pickle in the brine before you cook it. I did mine the night before. Load everything but the navel orange into a good sized stockpot. Cover & let sit to pickle. I put the tangerine rinds in for extra ‘marmalade’ flavor. But if you don’t like the bitter citrus flavor, leave them out.
Step 2: Set the covered pot over high heat & let ‘er rip for 20 mins. Turn off heat. Remove cover and let cool enough to blend it without explosions, about 30 mins to an hour. Remove the spent tangerine rinds & discard or compost.
Step 3: Add the juice and rind of the fresh navel and blend until fully emulsified. Use a spoon or spatula to make sure that all the citrus rind has gotten well blended into this fine CatchUP. You’ll find a million uses for it. And this CatchUP is guilt free for the kids. Go easy on the vinegar & add more water if you feel your tribe doesn’t like a strong tang.
Fun Fact: We made Red Lentil Quinoa Harvest Veggie Burgers this week too. So slather on the CatchUP & enjoy. Notice that we’ve added no sugar or funky unhealthful ingredients. It’s 2016! Let’s CatchUP in full on foodie flavors that are Always Both Healthy AND Delicious. This freezes well.