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Adzhika - Hot Pepper Relish

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In the republic of Georgia there as many recipes for this great relish as there are women in the nation! Every household keeps this available for family & friends to use as a meal condiment. It is available at Russian groceries in the USA but it is not nearly as good as what you get in someone's home or even in restaurants in Georgia.

Adzhika - Hot Pepper Relish
Categories: Relish, Ethnic, Georgian, Russian
Yield: 1 Pint
8 ea Garlic cloves minced
1 ea Celery rib w/ leaves
1/2 lb Fresh hot peppers
1 ea Red Bell pepper cored & seeded
2 c  Dill fresh chopped
1 1/2 c  Cilantro fresh chopped
1/3 c  Red wine vinegar
1 ts Salt
Coarsely chop celery, hot peppers & red bell pepper then add garlic & mix well & add chopped herbs & mix to a medium coarseness.
Stir in vinegar & salt then cover & refrigerate overnight before packing into jars.
Either store in the refrigerator or process in a water bath for longer storage.
This relish is best when allowed to sit for 3+ days before serving.
Even though it originated in the Republic of Georgia it is commonly used all over the former Soviet Union.

Dr. Tatyana Levrudnadzhe, Tbilisi-Georgia , circa 2003

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Adzhika - Hot Pepper Relish