Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Which of these, if any, have you made?

Chutney
2
17%
Pickle
5
42%
Relish
2
17%
all of the above
0
No votes
none of the above
3
25%
other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 12

User avatar
ChrisGreaves
PlutoniumLounger
Posts: 11485
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 23:23
Location: paused.undefined.exposed

Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by ChrisGreaves »

Without rushing off to the internet (I Know, I know: you are already ON the internet), and without providing any links to the internet, just from your head, right now, what, if anything, is the difference between these three terms: Pickle, Relish, Chutney?

I confess to having a courageous foolhardy bent: If I adjust a relish recipe so it seems to be a chutney, then I call it a chutney.
I don't care that much as long as (a) it uses lots of zucchini flesh and (b) it tastes good on grilled pork steaks,

Cheers
Chris
P.S. Only a pedantic nerd would check all six boxes.
C
You can walk out of your house, but you always return Home

User avatar
HansV
Administrator
Posts: 69391
Joined: 16 Jan 2010, 00:14
Status: Microsoft MVP
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by HansV »

I did look it up on the interwebs, and it appears that pickle (in the British sense of the word) is a (kind of) chutney, chutney is (a kind of) relish, and relish is "a cooked and pickled product". :dizzy:
Regards,
Hans

Maryrichman
NewLounger
Posts: 7
Joined: 15 Sep 2020, 14:49

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by Maryrichman »

As the nights get colder and I find myself to have lots of still green tomatoes in my garden, I made green tomato chutney (or relish?) this week. It’s well delicious and my friend says it tastes like bacon. πŸ€” must be the added dried wild mushroom dust. 😊

User avatar
StuartR
Administrator
Posts: 11044
Joined: 16 Jan 2010, 15:49
Location: London, Europe

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by StuartR »

I love eating pickled onions and pickled cucumbers, but I would never call either of these chutney, or relish
StuartR


jstevens
SilverLounger
Posts: 2328
Joined: 26 Jan 2010, 16:31
Location: Southern California

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by jstevens »

StuartR wrote: ↑
05 Oct 2020, 21:55
I love eating pickled onions and pickled cucumbers, but I would never call either of these chutney, or relish
Stuart would you say you relish the thought?
Regards,
John

User avatar
StuartR
Administrator
Posts: 11044
Joined: 16 Jan 2010, 15:49
Location: London, Europe

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by StuartR »

jstevens wrote: ↑
05 Oct 2020, 22:54
Stuart would you say you relish the thought?
I missed a few posts, and now I have to ketch-up with the context
StuartR


User avatar
DaveA
SilverLounger
Posts: 2488
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 15:26
Location: Olympia, WA

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by DaveA »

I have thought that pickled would be whole or large slices as relish would be small bits and mixture of the food item(s).

But, then I am on the US side the the big puddles of water.
I am so far behind, I think I am First :evilgrin:
Genealogy....confusing the dead and annoying the living

User avatar
BobH
UraniumLounger
Posts: 7965
Joined: 13 Feb 2010, 01:27
Location: Temple - Deep in the Heart of Texas

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by BobH »

In my younger years I was sometimes found pickled. Scotch whisky was the cause.
Regards, BobH
Story of my life: I knew better but did it anyway!
Intel Core i5, 3570K, 3.40 GHz, 16 GB RAM, ECS Z77 H2-A3 Mobo, Windows 7 >HPE 64-bit, MS Office 2016

User avatar
ChrisGreaves
PlutoniumLounger
Posts: 11485
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 23:23
Location: paused.undefined.exposed

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by ChrisGreaves »

Maryrichman wrote: ↑
05 Oct 2020, 18:44
As the nights get colder and I find myself to have lots of still green tomatoes in my garden, I made green tomato chutney (or relish?) this week. It’s well delicious and my friend says it tastes like bacon. πŸ€” must be the added dried wild mushroom dust. 😊
@Maryrichman Thanks Mary. As soon as I saw this I rushed outside and harvested my dwarf tomatoes, They sit now in a plastic tray waiting to be rinsed and chutneyised, as soon as I have finished hanging my four "new" doors.

@Stuart "I love eating pickled onions and pickled cucumbers, but I would never call either of these chutney, or relish" So Stuart, to you it seems that "Pickle" implies "mouth-sized chunks of vegetable in a matrix", whereas "relish" and "chutney" are more of a spreadable fluid?

@John "Stuart would you say you relish the thought?" John, we don't store relish, chutney, OR pickles in punnets. :groan:

@DaveA " have thought that pickled would be whole or large slices as relish would be small bits and mixture of the food item(s)." Dave, this is along my line of thinking, too, that pickles are mouth-sized chunks, usually held in a clear-liquid solution. For example Pickled beets - which i preserve in a very light vinegar and water solution.

@BobH "In my younger years I was sometimes found pickled. Scotch whisky was the cause." And in your older years ...? :flee:

More Thoughts: Most chutney recipes seem to insist on raisins/sultanas in the mix, and oriental spices (of a hot-and-spicy nature) whereas relish recipes seem to be more of a sweet-and-sour (as in "vinegar" and "sugar")

Cheers
Chris
You can walk out of your house, but you always return Home

Maryrichman
NewLounger
Posts: 7
Joined: 15 Sep 2020, 14:49

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by Maryrichman »

ChrisGreaves wrote: ↑
07 Oct 2020, 10:53
Maryrichman wrote: ↑
05 Oct 2020, 18:44
As the nights get colder and I find myself to have lots of still green tomatoes in my garden, I made green tomato chutney (or relish?) this week. It’s well delicious and my friend says it tastes like bacon. πŸ€” must be the added dried wild mushroom dust. 😊
@Maryrichman Thanks Mary. As soon as I saw this I rushed outside and harvested my dwarf tomatoes, They sit now in a plastic tray waiting to be rinsed and chutneyised, as soon as I have finished hanging my four "new" doors.

@Stuart "I love eating pickled onions and pickled cucumbers, but I would never call either of these chutney, or relish" So Stuart, to you it seems that "Pickle" implies "mouth-sized chunks of vegetable in a matrix", whereas "relish" and "chutney" are more of a spreadable fluid?

@John "Stuart would you say you relish the thought?" John, we don't store relish, chutney, OR pickles in punnets. :groan:

@DaveA " have thought that pickled would be whole or large slices as relish would be small bits and mixture of the food item(s)." Dave, this is along my line of thinking, too, that pickles are mouth-sized chunks, usually held in a clear-liquid solution. For example Pickled beets - which i preserve in a very light vinegar and water solution.

@BobH "In my younger years I was sometimes found pickled. Scotch whisky was the cause." And in your older years ...? :flee:

More Thoughts: Most chutney recipes seem to insist on raisins/sultanas in the mix, and oriental spices (of a hot-and-spicy nature) whereas relish recipes seem to be more of a sweet-and-sour (as in "vinegar" and "sugar")

Cheers
Chris
Hello Chris,
The above clear liquid theory sounds ace, but I am thinking Branston pickle 😱. Thoughts?
M

User avatar
StuartR
Administrator
Posts: 11044
Joined: 16 Jan 2010, 15:49
Location: London, Europe

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by StuartR »

Maryrichman wrote: ↑
13 Oct 2020, 07:24
The above clear liquid theory sounds ace, but I am thinking Branston pickle 😱. Thoughts?
Branston pickle is clearly a chutney, or possibly a relish, but it isn't a pickle
StuartR


GeoffW
GoldLounger
Posts: 3400
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 07:23

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by GeoffW »

Branston pickles come in very small jars, due to the Branston Hicks contractions.

User avatar
ChrisGreaves
PlutoniumLounger
Posts: 11485
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 23:23
Location: paused.undefined.exposed

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by ChrisGreaves »

GeoffW wrote: ↑
13 Oct 2020, 15:05
Branston pickles come in very small jars, due to the Branston Hicks contractions.
Ever mindful of when something that requires a sarcastic response happens, but no one quite knows what to day or do, I shall leap, to coin a phrase, into the breech.
Cheers
Chris
P.S. Arrived at my first batch of green-tomato chutney, or more correctly "Green tomato brown chutney" this morning. Ventusky says no rain, mild temperature, and winds of only 20 knots by 4pm, so I shall have yet-another-barbecue campfire tonight with pork steak and chutney. :yum:
Cheers
Chris
You can walk out of your house, but you always return Home

User avatar
ChrisGreaves
PlutoniumLounger
Posts: 11485
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 23:23
Location: paused.undefined.exposed

Re: Pickle, Chutney, Relish ...

Post by ChrisGreaves »

GeoffW wrote: ↑
13 Oct 2020, 15:05
Branston pickles come in very small jars, due to the Branston Hicks contractions.
Ever mindful of when something that requires a sarcastic response happens, but no one quite knows what to day or do, I shall leap, to coin a phrase, into the breech.
Cheers
Chris
P.S. Arrived at my first batch of green-tomato chutney, or more correctly "Green tomato brown chutney" this morning. Ventusky says no rain, mild temperature, and winds of only 20 knots by 4pm, so I shall have yet-another-barbecue campfire tonight with pork steak and chutney. :yum:

(next day) The original recipe was for "2.5Kg of Green Tomatoes", and I had almost eight pounds, so I made a trial batch with 500g tomatoes, and 1/5 of everything else. I rendered it down to a very sluggish fluid.
Then I started a second batch with 1000g (a 2-litre ice-cream tub) and that has turned out better in that I have better time-control over the rendering-down process.
Today (day three) I shall repeat yesterday's exercise with the remaining 1000g and then mix and bottle the lot.

FWIW at 3a.m. I was awake for my early-morning snack of toast, and used my chutney instead of marmalade on one of the slices. Very Good!
So right now I feel that
(a) a chutney is a vegetable-laden jam and
(b) pickles are vegetables preserved in a clear acidic solution.

Cheers
Chris
[/quote]
You can walk out of your house, but you always return Home