I told you before about Kim sending me some pickling spice (yea!), so for my second attempt at pickling I tried her pickle relish. Pickle relish is so darned expensive here in Japan, about $3 or $4 for about 150 g (5 oz. or so). Kim feels my pain, being another ex-pat and all, and you know, we Western girls just have to have our pickles!
This is yummy stuff, and I think next time I'll double the batch. Four Japanese cucumbers cook down quite a lot. And she said to use as much or as little sugar as you want, but I went by her recipe to the letter for my first attempt, and I think next time I'll add a bit less than it calls for.
Stephen had some on a cheddar cheese sandwich last night and declared it delicious (in lieu of Branston pickle). I had a huge pasta lunch today so think I'll go for a cheese and relish sandwich tonight myself...I'll let you know how it goes. Looking forward to it! I'm a total pickle girl. My mom said I was the only little kid she ever heard of who asked for pickles and olives when she went shopping with her mommy.
UPDATE: I loved this on my cheese sandwich, too!