Recipe for Courgette Chutney sent in by: Sonia (sontab)
What to do with all those courgettes? Make a chutney with a difference, of course.
Ingredients for Courgette Chutney:
- 4 lb courgettes
- 2lb 8oz onions
- 2lb 8oz brown sugar
- Large piece of fresh ginger
- 1/2 tspn pepper
- 2 pints malt vinegar
- 2 heads of garlic
- 2lb 8oz tomatoes
- 1 tspn cayenne pepper
- 2 tspn salt
Method for Courgette Chutney:
- Chop all the vegetables, add vinegar, sugar and spices and bring slowly to the boil, stirring now and again. If the courgettes have a tough skin, you can peel them and compost the skins.
- Simmer for about two hours (don’t forget to stir as it will stick) until thick.
- Pour into heated jars and seal.
Needs at least three months to mature.
General Chutney Making Information
Chutneys originated in India – the name derived from the Hindu word chatni . They then came back to Britain with explorers where they were a hit and are now a very popular preserve all over the world. The scope of chutneys is endless and t...