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Cape Fear Spicier Pepper Relish

Cape Fear Spicier Pepper Relish Bottle
Cape Fear Spicier Pepper Relish Bottle
Cape Fear Spicier Pepper Relish Bottle


Maker: Cottage Lane Kitchen
Cost: 12 oz bottle two pack - $18.50 + p&p from the Cottage Lane Kitchen website
Ingredients: Chile peppers, Sweet Bell Peppers, Sweet Onions, Sugar, Orange Juice, Pineapple, Apple Cider Vinegar, Orange Zest





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Lots of large seeds

Posted July 30, 2012 by

Samantha from Cottage Lane Kitchen actually contacted me the week before the site re-launched and just last Friday, the pepper relishes arrived on my desk. I was perplexed on what to do with the relish, so Samantha was nice enough to send me an entire sheet on cooking and usage ideas (pdf download) for the relishes. I didn’t want to just slap it on cream cheese and call it a day – and I didn’t have enough to cook an entire dish with (Samantha has great 4oz. sample bottles), so even though I toyed with the idea of Fish Pie (never heard of that before, but it was on the list), I ultimately decided on making some deviled eggs.

Cape Fear Spicier Pepper Relish

I’m not going to post the pictures on the making of the deviled eggs – since it’s kinda gross when you see hi-def photos of that, but I put about 1/2 of the jar into 6 egg yolks (that’s 2oz of pepper relish). I mixed that with about 1 tablespoon of mayo and some spices and that was it.

I topped each egg of with a little dollop of the relish for effect and set about enjoying my creations.

Cape Fear Spicier Pepper Relish Eggs

Deviled Eggs ala Cape Fear Spicier Pepper Relish

For those that have a deep familiarity with peppers, you can immediately smell the bell peppers in the relish – but you can also smell the sweetness of the orange & pineapple. Just smelling this definitely made me curious on what it was going to taste like. If you try this straight out of the jar – you can taste the freshness of the peppers. It reminded me of fresh bell peppers right out of the garden. Not a whole lot of heat, but I wasn’t expecting that – so no disappointment there.

Mixed into a dish is where this relish shined for me. In the eggs – it distributed the pepper flavor with just a touch of heat beautifully. All the eggs that I made disappeared within minutes. I would definitely use this relish again- perhaps in some more eggs or another dish. I thank Samantha for opening my eyes to all the uses of relish and delivering such a quality product. Take a moment and read the Cottage Lane Kitchen company story – in the paragraph sentence they state their mission: to bring flavor to food without overpowering it. And that’s exactly what these relishes do.

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Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog


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