Chris aka Chef #1118755 made and reviewed my Peachy Mango Salsa and asked about canning it. This is the result of that recipe. I did add garlic and or ginger to it. Yes an optional choice. Used fresh jalapenos in place of the canned green chilies. Be sure not to use over ripe mango's, they need to be firm but fresh. If they are so soft you can't peel with a vegetable peeler they are too soft.
- 4 firm fresh peaches, 6 cups seeded, peeled if desired and diced
- 2 firm ripe fresh mango, 2 cups non-fibrous, peeled, seeded and diced
- 4 fresh jalapenos or 1 habanero, diced
- 1 1⁄2 cups holland orange bell peppers (2 cups diced)
- 1 red onion, 1 1/2 cups diced fine
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic or 2 tablespoons minced ginger
- 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro or 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 fresh lime, juice and zest
- 1 1⁄2 cups white vinegar (5 percent acid)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Sterilize Ball jars rims and screw tops.
- Place all the ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.
- Reduce to simmering, and simmer 5 minutes. Do not overcook.
- Fill into hot sterile jars with hot salsa leaving 1/2 inch head space. Being careful not to leave any salsa on the rims. Wipe jar rims with a clean, damp paper towel. Put on lids and screw on metal bands tightening firmly and evenly. Do not over tighten.
- Put the sealed jars in the canner and keep them cover with at least 1 inch of water and boiling. Boil them for at least 20 minutes.
- Lift the jars out of the water and let them cool them in a draft-free place overnight. You can then remove the rings if you like. Once the jars are cool, you can check that they are sealed verifying that the lid has been sucked down. Just press in the center, gently, with your finger. Label and store in a cool place out of direct light using within 1 year.
I have used this recipe three times with wonderful results. I have made it once with just Mango and twice with both Mango and Peaches...both delicious and a staple for our winter pleasure. It is a versatile recipe...add more lime juice, cilantro or garlic...add ginger in addition to the garlic...use white wine vinegar...use red peppers, green peppers and more jalepenos if you like it spicier. I will make this every year as soon as the peaches smell like peaches in the store and the mangoes are firm yet with just the right amount of give.
I found myself with 2 bushels of fresh peaches and having never canned before, no idea really what to do with them. Among my jam and fresh sliced peaches, I created a double batch of this. It is EXCELLENT! Even my 73 year old Portuguese fil loved it! It was so good my husband didn't want me to take any to work to share--he wanted to save it for us. :)
I made mine with the garlic vs. the ginger. I have no complaints with the recipe as is. My fil said it was a bit spicier than he is used to, so if you are sensitive to heat, watch the jalapenos (& seeds). I think this would be lovely on top of some grilled chicken or mixed with some cream cheese to make a super simple dip.
I send a million thank yous to the poster of this recipe...and for Chris who requested a canned version. Thank you!!!
I'm making goodies ahead for a girl's weekend so we don't have to spend all our time cooking. Tried this salsa and it is awesome! So far have only tried the bit left over that didn't make a full jar (I got 10 1/2 jars), and it has a lot of heat and great flavor. There were no instructions on seeding the jalapenos, so seeded 2 of the jalapenos and left the seeds in for the other 2. Tried it with the ginger rather than the garlic, might try the garlic in the future; I can picture either variation as tasty. Made according to recipe except only had 2 tablespoons cilantro on hand. Pleased to have gotten some yummy gifts made as well as something wonderful to go with our chicken quesadillas for girls weekend.