Looking for a great way to utilize all those tomatoes that are still on the vine in your garden with the cold weather of fall steadily approaching? Look no further than this green tomato chow chow recipe.
Similar to any of our standard quick-pickle recipes, this recipe is super quick and easy. To summarize, you simply follow these easy steps:
It really is as easy as that and pairs well with any dish from shrimp & grits, to a roasted chicken, or a charcuterie board.
Chow chow will vary greatly depending on who is making it and where they are from. It can range from roughly-cut pickled vegetables to a cooked down sauce-like relish. One thing that is consistent throughout is the fact that there is a medley of various vegetables.The name chow chow, is said to have come from the French-influenced state of Louisiana where they would often incorporate a form of cabbage, whether it was green cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts into their chow chow. In French, cabbage translates to “chou”, hence the name chow chow.
Chow chow is common throughout the country, especially in the South, because it is a universal term for something almost everyone who grew their own produce would do. Towards the end of a harvest season, all of the remaining vegetables in the garden would be processed and preserved. While pickles and jams are a great way to preserve your bounty, it is great to have diversity in your cellar during the winter months. Chow chow was a great way of accomplishing that. Often paired with strong spices such as mustard, paprika or turmeric, chow chow serves as a great option to use all your leftover garden vegetables.
With flavors of mustard seed, basil, and onion, this pickled relish-like green tomato chow chow is refreshing and adds just the perfect amount of extra flavor. Here's your ingredient list:
Green tomato chow chow makes for a great complement to a dish and is the perfect way to use those green tomatoes in your garden.
Cheers and eat well!
With flavors of mustard seed, basil, and onion, this pickled relish-like green tomato chow chow is the perfect component to brighten any dish from shrimp & grits, to a roasted chicken, or a charcuterie board.
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