© Chris Court
Active Time
Total Time
1 HR
Serves : Makes about 6 cups

Colicchio makes this sweet-tangy relish with red bell peppers, chiles and freshly shucked corn kernels, which remain crisp during pickling. It’s a fabulous accompaniment to grilled meats and seafood.  Slideshow: More Chicken Recipes

Recipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil. Add the garlic and ginger and simmer over moderate heat until the mixture has reduced by one-third, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan 
from the heat, add the tarragon and thyme and let steep for 5 minutes.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the onion and both peppers, season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the corn and scallions, season with cayenne and cook, stirring, until the corn turns bright yellow, about 2 minutes. 

Step 3    

Add the vinegar mixture to the corn and bring to a simmer. Cook over moderately low heat just until the corn is tender, about 5 minutes. Discard the thyme and tarragon. Season the relish with salt and let cool. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.

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