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Chutney Recipes....?

Discussion in 'Jazz Recipes' started by Jules, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Jules

    Jules Formerly known as "nachoman"

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    Anyone got any good tips on making chutney? Its coming to the time of year to get big trays of tomatoes dirt cheap & last year's tomato and smoked chilli chutney, though completely improvised, was pretty tasty.
    So- do any of you folks have any tips on doing this properly? I suspect my previous success was more by good luck than skill....
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    I usually improvise too. Ingredients are usually down to what I can find in the cupboard.

    For instance, last week I made some plum chutney cos Mum's tree was particularly fruitful this year.

    From memory (poor), in it went (apols for the extremely approximate imperial measures):

    nearly 3lb plums - stoned, not really chopped up much
    1 pint red wine vinegar
    1lb soft dark brown sugar
    largish piece of ginger (about 2" of a good fat piece) finely chopped
    1 chilli (don't know what sort - it'd been lying around for a while - from last year's crop)
    small handful chopped dried prunes (they were there and I thought, "why not?")
    raisins (probably about 1/2lb)
    large onion (a red one, as it happened) finely chopped
    2 tsp salt
    2 tsp (or thereabouts) mixed spice

    Boil till it looks about right and jar.

    I had a lot of toms and chillies last years and experimented to see how many chillies I could get away with. The answer was - quite a lot. I shall probably do the same again this year.

    Providing you've got enough vinegar and sugar to preserve it I reckon you can get away with almost anything (reasonable).
  3. Jules

    Jules Formerly known as "nachoman"

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    so you're saying your chutney's a jam.. ? :)
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    <groan> :welldone
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    Jules Formerly known as "nachoman"

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    Sorry...... :(
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    Sunray Well-Known Member

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    Nuts mate ... ;}

    Walnuts are just ripe for a good Chutney recipe ... :thumb:

    You'll have to be quick though ...

    The squirrels are raiding my English Walnut Tree for their own kind of feast ... :shocked:
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    I love the local Gypsy Jazz group - Django Chutney!
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    Shoot 'em. Squirrel's delicious.
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    rudjarl Senile Member. Scandinavian Ambassadour of CaSLM

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    Chewy, but great in stews.
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    Jules Formerly known as "nachoman"

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    So- chilli and squirrel chutney it is then!
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    Jules, have just seen your new tag.... Good one. Based on fact I assume
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    Jules Formerly known as "nachoman"

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    It certainly is- the tribulations of touring with Sandy Dillon...

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