Fresh Tomato Relish

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  • Makes

    2 Cups

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Jeremiah Tower Cooks

By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

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  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup salted capers, rinsed, soaked 2 hours, drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper


Heat a nonstick saucepan for a moment, add the chopped tomatoes, and stir them over medium heat until all the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes, turning up the heat for the last minute.

Prepare an ice bath.

Add the capers, ginger, and garlic and cook another minute. Put the mixture in the bowl set in ice to stop the cooking. When just cool, stir in the oil, salt, and pepper. Let sit 1 hour. Adjust the seasoning and serve at room temperature.