A couple of weekends ago I had to accept that Summer was over & that last of the tomatoes were never going to ripen. Green Tomatoes seem very popular in the US not so much here in the UK , however I read a few recipes and since the chillis did ripen and I had some foraged apples , I decided to play around with a spicy green tomato chutney.
I would recommend playing around with quantities of sugar and vinegar though this can effect how the chutney keeps . We started eating this straight away and I can recommend it with cheese and homemade oatcakes
Spicy Green Tomato Chutney
Makes one 500ml jar
2 tbsp of root ginger
2 cardamon pods – seeds only
2 large fresh red chillies
200g green tomatoes, chopped
100g of apples
50g of dates (finely chopped) or raisins
100g of onion chopped
Pinch of salt salt
25g of brown sugar
75ml of malt vinegar
1. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan.
2. Bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, and simmer until the desired consistency is reached, I like mine quite chunky.
3. Pour into warmed sterilised jars.