Rhubarb chutney

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Rhubarb chutney

Postby Sloe-Gin » May 3rd, 2012, 3:46 pm

Our rhubarb has gone wild this year, so I decided to make some chutney with it. I've been using Jack Santa Maria's recipe, but I wanted a bit of variety, so I decided to use a basic chutney recipe and came up with this. It was based on a Rhubarb & date chutney on the BBC website
All weights are in grams and are for the prepped veg/fruit and I weigh the vinegar, too:

Rhubarb, date and ginger chutney

crystallised stem ginger,diced 100g
Bramleys, peeled & chopped 400g
Pitted dates, chopped 200g
rhubarb 700g
raisins 200g
white onions 500g
white wine vinegar 500g
white sugar 400g
mustard seeds 15g
mixed spice 5g
salt 5g

I actually put the ginger in the processor so that it was finely chopped. All other fruit was roughly chopped.
First tasting is promising, but it's gone away in the cupboard to mature. It yielded 10 x 190g jars.
Worth doing if you have a supply of rhubarb.
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Re: Rhubarb chutney

Postby Zosherooney » May 3rd, 2012, 4:22 pm

Sloe, can I ask, why do you use crystallised stem ginger and not fresh ??? Could you substitute eating apples for bramleys and why white onions and not brown ones ?
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Re: Rhubarb chutney

Postby Sloe-Gin » May 3rd, 2012, 4:51 pm

Hi Zosh, I like crystallised as it gives a nice ginger flavour, but you can use fresh - the original recipe calls for 50g of it. And yes, use eaters! I mean brown onions - ordinary cooking onions, anyway. I tend to think of them as white, as the onion bit is white!
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Re: Rhubarb chutney

Postby 4dogsagain » May 3rd, 2012, 6:39 pm

I make rhubarb and date jam. Absolutely delicious.
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Re: Rhubarb chutney

Postby karadekoolaid » May 4th, 2012, 12:53 am

I'm also the proud owner of a Jack Santa Maria book and have also made his recipe.
I rather enjoy the tartness of the rhubarb and am loath to add other bits, unless that's ginger or extra chiles. How wonderful to have a surfeit of rhubarb! Mine withered and dropped dead just before Xmas!!

Great with chicken, BTW
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Re: Rhubarb chutney

Postby Zosherooney » May 4th, 2012, 6:48 am

Cheers Sloe, my rhu. is starting to grow a foot daily. I might have a go at this soon.
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Re: Rhubarb chutney

Postby Sloe-Gin » May 4th, 2012, 9:23 am

Clive, I enjoy the JSM Rhubarb, but found it needed a very long maturing time. Delicious after a year!
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