I can't remember what website I got this chutney recipe from, so I pass on all accolades to the person who dreamed it up.
It's made in the microwave in about half an hour. It does make a bit of mess of the oven, so be prepared to wipe it out afterwards. I've been making it for about two years now, and everyone fights over who gets a jar when I cook it.
MICROWAVE TOMATO CHUTNEY
Makes 2 cups.
· 6 tomatoes, each cut into 8 pieces (about 3 C)
· 3/4 C brown sugar
· 1/2 C white vinegar
· 1/2 C raisins or sultanas
· 1/2 C onions, chopped
· 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped finely
· 1/2 tsp oil
· 1/2 tsp ginger
· 1/2 tsp garlic powder
· 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, plus ¼ tsp chilli powder or equivalent, for heat)
· 1/2 t salt
· Pinch of ground allspice
COMBINE all ingredients in a 2 1/2 quart microwave safe casserole dish.
MICROWAVE on high, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, repeat microwaving for 4 minutes at a time, and stopping to stir until the mixture is thick like jam.
In my microwave, it took 35 minutes to thicken.
STORE in tightly covered container in refrigerator or freezer, if it lasts that long.
SUGGESTIONS: Add or substitute crushed red pepper, crystallized ginger, fresh garlic, 3 T capers, can tomatoes
with liquid, honey, and anything that's left in your fridge. I have put chopped apple, carrot, zucchini, capsicum.
This chutney will go with anything..... sausages, omelettes, ham, roast meats, as a dip with cheese.....
And make you really popular!
The temperature is going to hit 42 degrees celcius today, on our last day of 2007.
We're not going anywhere tonight; just invited friends to come and stay the night. We will crank up the air conditioners and light up the barby. Then we'll knock the tops off a champagne for the girls and some Crown Lagers for the boys. Our view from here is so large we can see the fire works in Warragul 20 minutes down the road from our veranda.
Couldn't ask for more!
"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other."
... Author Unknown