Thursday, 25 October 2007

Plum & Date Chutney

2 large red onions, sliced
4 tablespoons olive oil
12 ounces ripe plums, halved, stoned and thickly sliced
2 ounces fresh dates or dried dates, stoned and finely chopped
1 tablespoon light muscovado sugar, more to taste
1 large red chili, seeded and finely chopped
2 limes, juice of
1 teaspoon tamarind paste

Preheat grill and line the grill pan with foil.
MIx the onions and oil and spread them out in the pan.
Grill for 12-15 minutes or until soft and charred.
Put the plum slices into a large bowl and add the hot onions with all the reamining ingredients.
Leave to marinate for 1 hour, then taste and add salt and pepper, plus a little extra sugar if you like.
Goes great with cold meats or stuffed into a pitta bread with a strong cheese.

Note: If the plums are hard, you can still make the chutney, just cut them into small dice


Carolyn said...

What a packed blog - I will come back and have another look later.

Tulip said...

Thanks for coming over to have a look Carolyn. It is rather packed isn't it? With a houseful of children and their friends I am always cooking something and this blogging lark is so addictive!!

Rosie said...

What a wonderful Blog tulip. I will be visiting again view your creations!!

Tulip said...

Thanks Rosie, I love the recipes I have on here, they are all old favourites.

Marie said...

Fantastic looking chutney Tulip. We made mango chutney at catering school and I have made a cranberry one at home. Your plum and date chutney looks right up my alley as does the fig one! Will have to give these a try!

Marie said...

Well, I can now say (after yesterday's get-together) that I have tasted both of your chutneys, this one and the fig one and they are both absolutely gorgeous! Loved them both! I shall be making these, only problem is they were both so good I can't make up my mind which one I am going to make first!