Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Last of the tomatoes

This summer has been a good one for our tomatoes, we've had lots of little cherry tomatoes from the greenhouse and the beefsteak tomatoes I grew outdoors in the new raised beds are large and juicy. Now there is a chill in the air at night and the glorious sunny days are disappearing I need to preserve some of these 'fruits' for the shorter days ahead. Green tomato chutney! I remember making pots of this many years ago to go with English Cheddar and Jacob's Cream Crackers for supper treats.

I like the sound of this one from

Green Tomato Chutney

  • 500g green tomatoes
  • 500g red onion
  • 250g sultanas
  • 250g brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground green cardamom
  • 500ml Malt vinegar

Chop everything up, no need for a perfection, and put it in a good heavy based pan .

Bring it to the boil and then turn down the heat , simmer for about an hour until reduced to a thick pulp.

Spoon into sterilised jars and enjoy after standing for a while to let flavours develop.


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