Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Green Tomato Chutney

Following on from my previous post, today I was out in the garden salvaging all the green tomatoes I could before the blight takes them all. These are some of the larger beefsteak tomatoes, Country Taste but there were lots of others. I made the most wonderful batch of green tomato chutney today. You will have to make a spice bag, I used star anise, cloves, coriander seed, mustard seed, allspice berries, mace. Bundle them up in a little muslin bag and tie with string. (don't forget to take it out when it's cooked!)
4 pounds green tomatoes, chopped, 1pound shallots, 2 pounds cooking apples, 2 pints malt vinegar, 2 jalapeno chillis, grated fresh ginger.
Boil these veggies in 2 pints of vinegar and spice bag for about 40 minutes until slightly thicker and reduced. Then add 1 pound sugar, 8oz raisins and 1teaspoon salt and boil until it reaches the colour and thickness you want. Keep stirring as it may stick to the pan.


At 10:07 AM, Blogger Veg Heaven said...

My Dad always used to make green tomato chutney. I usually try to ripen them - greenhouse helps - but I love making chutney. Damson and crab apple was last year's favourite.

Have your unhybridised Sungold's ripened by the way?

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Yolanda Elizabet said...

Thanks for the recipe Matron, it will come in handy at one time or other. Last year I had blight too so it's bound to happen again.

At 6:20 PM, Blogger Matron said...

Veg Heaven - no the Sungold(ish) tomatoes stayed exactly as you saw in the post weeks ago. Neither the greenhouse nor the outdoor tomatoes ripened fully. I will have to fork out next year for some proper F1 seed because I do love them so!

At 5:11 AM, Blogger Dan said...

Matron - I have put up the raw sauce recipe that I was talking about after a bit of a delay. Here is the link/

At 8:36 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

Sounds a really great spicy recipe. How much ginger did you add?

At 7:08 PM, Blogger Parsec said...

What nice-looking tomatoes! I bet they were delicious.

The recipe sounds great, too.


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