No backyard barbecue, picnic or celebration is complete without a good pickle relish.
An important ingredient in the making of a Chicago-style Hot Dog is the neon green pickle relish. And if you live outside of Chicago it’s very hard to get hold of – so we have a recipe to make it yourself at home.
Kyopoolu is a popular Bulgarian and Turkish relish made principally from roasted eggplants and garlic. Often capsicum, tomatoes, parsley are added. Kyopolou can be consumed as a bread spread, a condiment, or as a salad.
Ajvar is a Serbian roasted eggplant-capsicum mixture, sometimes referred to as vegetarian caviar. It can be mashed or left chunky, depending on personal taste, and served as a relish, vegetable or spread on country-style white bread like pogacha as an appetiser. Its smoky flavour is a great match for grilled or roasted meats, especially lamb.