Saturday, 9 August 2008

Summer spiced courgette chutney

Here is a good recipe I found on the BBC Good Food website this morning. I am going to make this today as I have lots of fresh courgettes and red onions from the vegetable patch. I kept a few clean jars and will buy a kiln jar to keep some for later in the year. It’s the easiest recipe that I have found so thought I would give it a try. I am leaving out the root ginger as I’m not that keen on it!

2 onions , chopped
tomatoes , chopped
courgettes , diced
300ml white wine vinegar
2 Granny Smith
apples , peeled and diced
250g brown sugar
2 tsp mixed spice
1 tbsp mustard seeds
thumb-sized piece
root ginger , grated
garlic clove , crushed

1. Put all the ingredients in a large pan. Bring slowly to a simmer, stirring to stop the mixture sticking.

2. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours until dark, thick and chutney-like. Pour into sterilised jars and leave for 2-3 weeks before eating.

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