Tangy apricot, orange and coriander seed relish

A zinging relish full of Christmas cheer.


  • 250 g dried apricots
  • 3-4 shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp dried coriander seeds
  • zest of 2 oranges and juice of 1
  • 300 ml cider vinegar
  • 260 g caster sugar
  • 1 finely diced red chilli (seeds removed)


  1. Chop the apricots into quarters.
  2. Crush the coriander seeds with a pestle and mortar.
  3. Place the shallot and garlic in the sauce pan with a little oil and fry until soft to release their flavour.
  4. Add the apricot, coriander seeds, orange juice, orange zest, chilli, sugar and vinegar to the saucepan, simmer until reduced to a nice syrupy consistency for approx 15 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool , store in your sterilised jars until required.
  6. The jars can be placed into a mini basket and decorated with Christmas ribbons, cinnamon sticks and holly for a beautiful, tasty and colourful foodie present.


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