This colorful corn relish is delicious with grilled chicken or shrimp. It also pairs well with the piquant flavors of quesadillas or crab cakes.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2003

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Credit: Alan Benson

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
Makes 2 quarts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a medium pot with water, and bring to a boil. Add corn; cook until kernels are tender, about 4 minutes. Using tongs, transfer corn to a platter; let cool. Discard all but 3 cups cooking water. Use a sharp knife to shave kernels from cobs (to yield about 3 cups); set aside.

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  • Add vinegar, sugar, turmeric, mustard powder, mustard seed, salt, and bay leaf to pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add cabbage, red peppers, onion, and corn kernels; stir to combine. Bring to a boil; immediately remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes.

  • Strain mixture, and let liquid and vegetables cool in separate bowls; discard bay leaf. When cool, strain liquid through a fine sieve into bowl with vegetables.

  • Serve relish chilled or at room temperature, using a slotted spoon to leave liquid behind. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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