Thursday, September 16, 2010
Green Tomato Chutney - two versions.
Lovely green tomatoes - crying out for chutney, who am I to refuse.
Take some fresh onions straight from the ground, red and white.
Pick some lovely bright green and beautiful tomatoes, and you are ready to go.
I am having a go at two different recipes this time, one a sweeter chutney and one an Indian inspired one, and in the spirit of being organised, instead of trying to read two recipes at the same time and scrambling about for ingredients whilst things stick to the bottom of the pan, I am preparing everything in advance then setting to the cooking.
Recipe 1 - Green tomato and Red Onion Relish
350g red onion
250g light muscovado sugar or cane sugar
1 hot red chili
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brown mustard seeds
300ml cider vinegar
Recipe 2 - Indian Green Tomato Chutney
4 cups of chopped green tomatoes
1 green pepper
2 apples, peeled, cored and cubed
1 hot pepper chopped finely
1 white onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons minced ginger root
zest and juice of one lemon
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
2 teaspoons mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon tumeric
These are my coriander seeds harvested and dried next to the Rayburn - ready for just such a recipe.
Making my stomach grumble.