Saturday, May 30, 2009

Vidalia Onion Relish

Let the canning begin! My plan this summer is to can and preserve as much as I can so we can rely less on canned food. Fresh and local is the way to go, right? The grocery store has had Vidalia onions on for real cheap lately (not even close to local, I know) and that got me thinking about the Vidalia relish I used to buy at Trader Joe's. Man, that stuff was good. With a little Googling I found this recipe, which seemed pretty much like the relish I used to buy. It is easy to make (if you have a food processor to chop the onions), and taste so good it will make even the lamest veggie dog a real treat.

Speaking of veggie dog-like things, let's not forget our good friend the homemade veggie sausage. I recently made the bratwurst version, grilled it, and was reminded of how quick, easy, and tasty they are.

9 comments:

Sweet said...

Wow I don't think I've ever had Vidalia Onion relish! Shame on me...that looks so delicious from your pictures!

dreaminitvegan said...

That onion relish looks wonderful. I love onions. I've never thought of making a sweet onion relish before.

EL-B said...

I want to try to make these brats, and I noticed in your recipe that they originally called for caraway and mace. Do you by any chance know how much of each of those were supposed to go into these? Thanks for any help!

Oraphan said...

You are amazing!!! What a wonderful idea! Your onion relish looks fantastic, you should sell them.

Us said...

Hi, I wanted to ask a question. I am wanting to make your vegan "hotdogs". The recipe calls for "Vital Wheat Gluten" and I know that I can buy it here at Walmart. But I am trying to eliminate as much processed foods from our diet as possible. Is Vital Wheat Gluten the same as Tempeh? I noticed in another recipe posted here for "meatballs" that the recipe called for both storebought tempeh and Vital Wheat Gluten. It would be better and cheaper and preferable for me to just make homemade tempeh if possible. So are they the same and how much Tempeh can I subsitute when your recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups Vital Wheat Gluten?

Vegan Dad said...

EL-B,
I'm not really sure--my guess is not much--1/4-1/2 tsp maybe.

Vegan Dad said...

Us,
Vital wheat gluten is flour, whereas tempeh is a fermented soy product--they are not the same thing.

Janet said...

You know where Vidalia onions ARE local don't you??? :) this sounds great!

Babs said...

That vidalia relish looks heavenly and as for the brats... WOW. I can't wait to try that out.

You've inspired me to try making my own New England-Portuguese chouri├žo, which is probably my most favorite sausage ever. :)

Also, I've linked your blog in the sidebar of my blog: 40 Year-old Vegan, I hope that's ok.