Friday, August 23, 2013

gather: small batch roasted vegetable chutney



this week some leftovers from my fridge inspired this chutney. i added some rapidly expiring roasted veggies with some fruity sauce to some cheese on toast and decided that a roast veg chutney would be the order of the day! in retrospect i think i would have used more of something else instead of the carrot but it's what i had to hand and it still tastes pretty good.

small batch roasted vegetable chutney 

245g red & yellow peppers
300 courgette
210g carrot
255g red & white onion
6 cloves garlic

- chop the veggies into chunks (not too small), drizzle with olive oil and roast until lightly browned with some crispy edges. leave to cool.

in a stainless steel pan mix together:
250g cooking apple (peeled & chopped)
250g green tomatoes (peeled & chopped)
180g mixed dried fruit (with peel)
250g soft brown sugar
300ml white wine (or cider) vinegar

season with:
2 sundried tomatoes
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground coriander seed
2 tsp mild chilli powder
1/2 tsp salt
40 crunches black pepper

- bring slowly to the boil and whilst it's heating chop up the cooled roasted veg into small pieces and add gradually

- simmer for 2.5-3 hours or until it reaches a consistency you like

- pack into sterilised jars, label and store for 6-8 weeks in a cool place before opening.

enjoy!

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