>> 4 zucchinis, medium-sized
>> 1/2 cup grated burdock root
>> 1/2 onion, diced
>> 1 tbsp salt
>> 2 tbsp pickling spice
>> 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped (optional)
Grate zucchinis (on coarse side of the grater) into a large bowl. Add prepared burdock, onion and red pepper. Add salt and spices. With clean hands, gently massage all ingredients for about 5 to 10 minutes (until some liquid as formed).
Place into a Kilner or other clean jar(s), leaving an inch or more of head space at the top.
Clean the rim of the jar(s) and weigh down the veggies with the Kilner weight (or a plastic freezer bag filled with water). Be sure the liquid covers the grated veggies.
Cover. Leave on the countertop so long as it is out of direct sunlight. Average room temperature is fine, but if your kitchen is too hot then place in a cooler location.
This might bubble over the next few days; be sure to monitor. If needed, skim any foam that appears.
Check the relish by tasting it at any time, just replace the weight. It will be ready in about 5 days. Once done, put in your storage jar(s)and refrigerate.
This will lasts for four to six months; however, just as with any other preserve, if it shows signs of spoilage (mold, slime), compost it.
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