Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pumpkin chutney

Note to self: this year plant Queensland Blue pumpkins, not Jap. They seem to store better.
The race is on to use up the remaining Jap pumpkins, before they end up only fit for worm food (which if they have to end up anywhere, is as good a place as any).
I'm partial to chutney, so was keen to try this recipe for Pumpkin Chutney found in Sally Wise's "A Year in a Bottle".

Pumpkin Chutney

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped,
1 cooking apple, cored and chopped
500g pumpkin, chopped
10 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 cup water
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh ginger
2 teaspoons mustard powder
1 tablespoon salt
125g sultanas
500g brown sugar
2 cups cider vinegar
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Heat the oil in a saucepan, and saute the onion, apple, pumpkin and garlic for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the rest of the ingredients, and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Lower heat to bring to a simmer, and cook for 45 minutes or so, stirring occasionally to prevent it catching on the bottom.

Decant into warm sterilized jars.

Apparently this will keep for a year. If it lasts that long.

4 comments:

Sincerely, Emily said...

OH MY GOSH this sounds great. My squash and pumpkins plants are just starting to grow and in a few months I will be looking for things to do with it. We have nice cool to cold nights in the winter, but warm days. The garage is nice a cool in the am but the sun gets around there in the afternoon and heats things up. No basement, no cellar, no place to keep things cool so I will be looking for things to do with it all (hoping I have an abundance of squash/pumpkin!)

Congrats to Action Man for getting the fruit trees sprays. YIPPEE!

Emily

Paola said...

Hi Emily, nice to hear from you! Hopefully posting some more pumpkin recipes shortly to help you with the pumpkin harvest..

Linda said...

I would be very upset if I grew nice pumpkins and they didn't last. Hope it works out better for you next year. They taste better too the QB.

achan said...

'If it lasts'!!!! I love that!!