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Astar is a host for Television New Zealand, who covers craft and foodie segments on the Good Morning show. Deep in the archives, I found a feijoa segment dating from 2008 which included this unusual recipe for a spicy Indian-style relish that features feijoas as the key ingredient.

FEIJOA & PRUNE INDIAN RELISH

Ingredients

  • 1kg feijoas – remove flower stalk and chop
  • 2 granny smith apples – chopped, leave skins on
  • 1 packet pitted prunes 
  • ½ packet currants 
  • ½ packet sugared ginger – finely chopped
  • 2 red onions – chopped
  • couple chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 kg sugar
  • 2 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 ½ cups malt vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon each cayenne pepper, all spice, mixed spice  
  • ½ teaspoon five-spice

Method

  1. Bring all ingredients to the boil and simmer away about 1 hour.
  2. Cool then add 1 teaspoon citric acid.
  3. Store in clean screwtop jars.
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