Monday, July 13, 2015

Spicy Peach Chutney

Peaches are in season and that always makes me happy.  My local grocery store had locally grown peaches on sale for 55cents a pound.  What a bargain!  I bought some so I could make my spicy peach chutney. 

I love chutneys because they go great with a rice and curry meal or you can even eat it with sandwiches and grilled meats.  Actually, it even makes a great appetizer with cream cheese and grilled bread. 

This peach chutney always gets complimented by my mother so I know it's a good one.

1lb ripe peaches peeled and chopped into small pieces.
1 small onion finely chopped
2 green chilies seeded and finely chopped
1 small piece of cinnamon
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of vinegar
1/4 tsp of turmeric

1/2Tbs grated ginger
1/2 Tbs grated garlic
1 tsp of red chili/cayenne  powder (or to taste)
salt to taste


Step 1: You will need to skin the peaches.  To do this very easily, you must bring some water to boil in a large pan.  Then lightly cut an "X" on the bottom of each peach skin.  Once the water is boiling turn off the stove and place your fresh peaches into the hot water for about 2 minutes.  Take the peaches out of the water and allow to cool off so they can be peeled. The skin should peel away very easily when you start where you made the "X".   Chop up the peaches and place pan with  any juice that the have and continue on with the next step. 

Step 2: Place all the ingredients listed with the peaches and allow to simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes.  Make sure to stir periodically so the chutney does not stick to the pan.  Once the chutney is done cooking allow to cool well.  I suggest allowing the flavors to develop in the fridge overnight before you serve it for best results.  Enjoy.

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