In Season: Relish the Day

Starfruit Relish

I used the spoils of this week’s summer fruit to make colorful fruit relishes. I played with combinations of sweet, tangy, and savory.

The other night I made a jerk pork tenderloin which needed some kind of complement. So, I created a relish from pan-roasted red onions and starfruit, Florida avocados, lime juice and salt.I pan-roasted the onions

Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Fruit Relish

and star fruit separately in an enamelware pan; you can also use a cast-iron one.I sliced the onions thinly and let them brown on the pan at low heat with no oil.I made the slices of star fruit thicker. Then I just combined them with the rest of the ingredients.

Summer Fruit Relish

The second relish I made this week works as either a tropical fruit salad or a tangy accompaniment to a white fish. I combined pan-roasted red onions with Florida avocado, mango, small chunks of pink grapefruit, and slivers of mint.I gave this jumble a light salting and that was it.

These refreshing relishes are easy to make. You can whip them up quick and be back to watching the Olympics in no time. Enjoy!

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4 Responses to “In Season: Relish the Day”

  1. August 17, 2008 at 1:22 pm #

    What absolutely glorious colors! And your photos are beautiful.

  2. trina
    August 17, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    Thanks! I can’t take credit for all of them–the pies are by photographer Alex Van Clief and my husband also helps me with a lot of them.

  3. August 19, 2008 at 2:27 pm #

    Nice stuff, Trina. Hope we can work together soon.

  4. Rachel O'Kaine
    August 25, 2008 at 9:14 am #

    Great work and love your recipe ideas!

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