Gooseberry Chutney

Newfoundland Gooseberry chutney, a delightful condiment, adds a burst of sweet and tangy flavor to your meals. Made from fresh gooseberries, this chutney is a versatile accompaniment that complements a variety of dishes. Its unique blend of tartness and sweetness makes it a perfect pairing for grilled meats, cheeses, or even as a spread for sandwiches. Whether you’re enjoying it as a dip, marinade, or a side, gooseberry chutney is a must-try condiment that adds a delicious twist to your culinary creations. Explore the world of flavors with gooseberry chutney and elevate your dining experience.

Gooseberry Chutney Recipe:

  • 2 quarts cider vinegar
  • 12 cups brown sugar
  • 12 cups gooseberries, green or acid apples
  • 3 cups raisins (Valencia—stoned and sliced)
  • 6 cups sultana raisins, finely minced
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup whole ginger (broken into ½ inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup mustard seed (husked)

Make syrup by boiling vinegar and sugar together. Let it cool.

Add other ingredients to the cooled syrup and then boil for 5 minutes.

Bottle when cold.

Note: This is very good with cold meat.

Chutney, a versatile and flavorful condiment, adds a burst of taste to countless dishes across the culinary world. This delightful accompaniment originates from the Indian subcontinent but has gained international popularity for its ability to elevate the flavors of various cuisines. Chutneys are typically a blend of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and vinegar or lemon juice, resulting in a harmonious balance of sweet, spicy, tangy, and savoury flavors. Whether you’re enjoying it with crispy samosas, as a topping for grilled meats, or as a spread for sandwiches, chutney’s diversity knows no bounds.


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