As sit here enjoying the last days of my summer holiday before I head back to work. I thought why not do some preserving, I had gifted Rhubarb and Vanilla Bean Compote to family for Christmas and was thinking I better do some savory stuff instead. I absolutely love chutney’s and relishes they can just finish a simple dish of perfectly!
This chunky smokey sweet chutney is great for using up any over ripe tomatoes. Hints of basil and fresh oregano team heavenly with smokey deep flavour from the peppers.
Green Pepper and Tomato Chutney
500g green peppers, core, seeded and sliced thinly
1 brown onion, diced
1 tbsp oil
2 garlic cloves, rough chop
400g diced tomatoes
2 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
6 fresh basil leaves, rough chop
1 tbsp fresh oregano
1 cup malt vinegar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
pinch chilli flakes (more if you like spice)
1/8 tsp liquid smoke*
In a heavy based large pot heat oil over medium heat add peppers and onion. Cook out for 15 minutes.
Once sweated add all following ingredients , bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for 1-1/2 hours until reduced and thick. Stir often to prevent chutney from burning.
Pour into a sterile jar, seal.
Yeild: 500/800g chutney
*Liquid Smoke can be found at gourmet food store or online. This is not essential but adds a beautiful smokey flavour for the chutney.
Aged Cheddar Cheese with Heirloom Green Tomato and Ginger Chutney Bites
The delicious cheese and cracker topped with a chutney or relish perfect afternoon snack. However not so good if your gluten intolerant or gluten sensitive. So why not have cheese topped with the chutney or relish.
It’s a speedy simple snack that’s full of flavour and keeps you going a little longer.
Fresh quality ingredients straight from the Otago Farmers Market to my kitchen bench.
Jams and Preserves
Jams and preserves are perfect ways to hold on to and eat delicious fruit and vegetables when not in season. From pickles, chutneys to jams and sauces the possibilities are endless. One thing I have just started really getting into. Yesterday I made mixed berry jam and a few weeks ago I made Heirloom Green Tomato and Ginger Chutney. I think I have the preserving bug and what a great one it is to have!
Rhubarb, Vanilla bean and Granny Smith apple jam on the go today. Rhubarb and Granny smith apples from The Otago Farmers Market in #gigatowndunedin .
Omega Plum and Green apple Jam
Quince and Cranberry Jam
Check back later for the finished products and achievable recipes that anyone out there can make.
Another great Saturday at the Otago Farmers Market in #gigatowndunedin .
This weeks great purchase were Heirloom Green Tomatoes, Romanesco Broccoli, Purple Curly Kale and end of season fresh Raspberries.
Watch this space as I create some delicious meals and chutney perfect for the cupboard or gifting to friends. — at Otago Farmers Market