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    ISO what to do with Harry & David "Pepper & Onion Relish"

    I have a couple of jars of this in my cabinet. Any ideas what I can use it for?


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    Sounds like a nice topping for bruschetta or crostini. Or spread over slices of flank steak...yum.

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    It's good in omelettes, with a mild cheese.
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    Put it in chicken salad or tuna salad or even potato salad.

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    It's awesome over cream cheese on crackers. YUM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisas3575
    It's awesome over cream cheese on crackers. YUM.
    This gets my vote, too!
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    I was considering using it for something "appetizer" for card club tomorrow night.

    Would I just spread cream cheese on a cracker (is one kind better than another?) then put a dollop of this on top?

    For the bruschetta, would you put a dollop on the bread then bake it? Any other topping? How long? What temperature?

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    I mix one 8 oz. package of cream cheese with 1/2 jar of the relish. We like it served with spicy tortilla chips.

    Yum!

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    I use it many ways -- one is as a chutney in curries and stews. It's also good on hashbrowns etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisas3575
    It's awesome over cream cheese on crackers. YUM.
    I was thinking along these lines too.

    You could also put a "log" of plain goat cheese in a bowl, top it with the relish, and serve it with crackers.

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    I'm with SandyM as that is how I serve it. I always keep a jar in the pantry and a goat cheese in the fridge for quick snacking or unexpected company.

    Are all your jars the same variety? I know I have at least two kinds - one is called Sweet'n'Hot and the other is Hot and Smoky. The sweet one doesn't specify anything special on the front but there is a label on the top with recipes.

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommadukes
    I mix one 8 oz. package of cream cheese with 1/2 jar of the relish. We like it served with spicy tortilla chips.

    Yum!
    This is how I use it. YUM!YUM!YUM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommadukes
    I mix one 8 oz. package of cream cheese with 1/2 jar of the relish. We like it served with spicy tortilla chips.

    Yum!
    I think this is how they serve it in the Harry and David store. There is usually a recipe on the jar for how to make the dip out of the relish. It is VERY good.

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    I went to a hot dog place outside of Wilmington, NC, and they served something like that on their hot dogs.

    I checked the Harry and David site to see if the relish looked like what I had tried before, and they showed it over a flavored cheese ball. They also said it could be used as a marinade. I guess you could dump it on chicken breasts and bake it.
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    This thread is so timely! I just bought a jar of this and on the top was a little pamphlet w/recipes. I don't have time now to post them, but I will as soon as I can. They all sound delicous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisas3575
    It's awesome over cream cheese on crackers. YUM.
    That's exactly what I do with it. YUM!

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    "Are all your jars the same variety? I know I have at least two kinds - one is called Sweet'n'Hot and the other is Hot and Smoky. The sweet one doesn't specify anything special on the front but there is a label on the top with recipes"

    I have the Hot and Smokey. Ok, so no one specified if one kind of cracker is better than another. Also, can I make these ahead of time?

    Thanks again for all the suggestions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetTooth
    I have the Hot and Smokey. Ok, so no one specified if one kind of cracker is better than another. Also, can I make these ahead of time?

    Thanks again for all the suggestions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetTooth
    Ok, so no one specified if one kind of cracker is better than another. Also, can I make these ahead of time?
    Well, to be fair, you didn't ask about crackers - you asked about the relish.

    Also, it takes very little time to pop open a package of goat cheese, put it in/on a dish and top with the relish. I'm not really sure why you'd want to do it ahead of time, but I personally wouldn't.

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    Sorry, Sandy. I was thinking about posting the question about crackers originally and forgot so I added to a later post.
    Julie

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    Here are the recipes that came w/the jar of Sweet 'n' Hot Pepper & Onion Relish

    CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP
    1 Tblsp. veg. oil
    3/4 cup chopped onion
    1 clove garlic, minced
    3/4 cup onion relish
    1 1/2 cups chicken broth or stock
    1/2 cup cream
    salt to taste
    3/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, grated
    Optional - 1 cup cooked chicken breast, diced

    Heat oil in a pot over med. heat and sauce onion & garlic. Add relish and chicken broth & cook, covered, for 15 min. Add cream, salt and chicken (if using) and simmer another 8-10 min over low heat. Stir in cream and serve.

    SPICY CONFETTI RICE
    1 pkg. (14 oz.) Minute Rice
    1 lb. ground chuck
    1 tsp. salt
    1 can (14 1/2 oz.) beef broth
    1 can (28 oz.) tomatoes, chopped with juice
    3 Tblsp. cornstarch
    1 can (11 oz.) Mexicorn
    3/4 cup tomato juice
    1 jar onion relish

    Cook rice according to pkg. directions and set aside. In large pan, brown ground chuck. Add saslt, broth, tomatoes and cornstarch. Stir whil cooking over med. heat until mixture starts to bubble. Reduce heat and add relish, corn and tomato juice. Simmer for 1/2 hour. Combine the rice and sauce mixture and serve

    THE GREATEST APPETIZER EVER
    1 lb. Monterey Jack cheese, grated
    1 lb. cheddar cheese, grated
    6 eggs, lightly beaten
    1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
    1/2 cup onion relish
    2 cans (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, well drained
    Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl, combine cheeses, eggs, milk and relish. Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with the chilies. Pour cheese mixture over the chilies and bake for 40 min. Cool pan for 5 min. before cutting into small squares. Serve warm or at room temp.

    CREAM CHEESE KICKER
    8 oz. cream cheese, softened
    1/2 jar onion relish
    Mix together till well blended. For a twist, add drained canned pineapple or add chopped walnuts, or roll and coat in crushed walnuts
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    I tend to buy their Hot and Smokey one. I use it as well on cream cheese and crackers and on hamburgers too. I've done H&D's chili recipe that calls for the relish too, it turned out really good. Let me know if you need the recipe, its no longer on the website.
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    I love the idea of using this for chicken. It sounds yummy.

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    The "Cream Cheese Kicker" is the one that's so yummy.

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