Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Rush Is On.



Haddock's has a serious surfeit of green Tomatoes (as well as green Peppers, and Chillies); so, what to do with them all.

I don't usually bother with Chutneys, but this year I've gone against my better judgement, and made one specifically for accompanying curries, rather than cheese (If I say this, it gets eaten. If I don't, it doesn't).

It's a James Martin recipe, in whom I have some faith.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/green_tomato_chutney_41573

We tested it last night with Rick Stein's Chettinad Chicken curry; it was perfect.

We also have so many green Peppers that I'm stuffing them 'à la Provençal' on a regular basis. I don't really know what else to do with them. They need to be used-up before any serious frost ruins them!



28 comments:

  1. Hadn't heard of James Martin - just looked the recipe up and it sounds good. I remember Aunt Alice making a delicious green tomatoe chutney many years ago. Must try it if I have some this year.

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    1. I followed the recipe exactly (unusual for me), and it turned out to be very good. In fact, I may evenmake some more.

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    1. If you're a Chutney eater, this one is good.

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  3. You are always so very busy Cro, I wonder when you find time to sit down to eat your "work"? :)
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I can't stand being 'idle'. Some people just love to sleep till mid-day; I'm always up at 5.30 am. I take no pride in this, it's just how I am.

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  4. I replied to Susan Heather that I followed the recipe exactly. In fact I didn't, I cut the Toms into very small cubes, then salted them and left the overnight. In the morning I drew-off all the liquid, and started from there.

    I should add that the recipe filled two 'Bonne Maman' jars perfectly.

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  5. Interesting, a chutney for curry. I looked up the recipe and may try it. Very simple. I always have chutneys but use whatever I have on hand and really they are not anything to write home about. I use a lot in my few and far between curries to get rid of it

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    1. We usually buy Mango Chutney to accompany our curries, but this goes very well too.

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  6. I'm always looking for green tomato recipes! I don't seem to be able to choose them wisely however, considering the jars and jars of green tomato condiments that still haunt my pantry shelves years later.

    Do you freeze your stuffed peppers? I think I'd love to have some of those handy. I usually either chop and freeze my extra pepper or dehydrate it.

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    1. I hadn't thought of freezing the ready stuffed Peppers... A good idea.

      Yes, I've had those jars of Chutney that go to the back of the cupboard, and eventually get thrown away several years later. This recipe just makes 2 small jars, and they are 'good to eat' at once; much better.

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  7. Hi Cro, where I'm living now, I will be harvesting tomatoes later in the year. And making chutney. To accompany curry made by my dear husband, Grant. Thanks for the link for the recipe. Jo

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    1. Hope you like it. It's simple and tasty; what could be better!

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  8. Roast the peppers then preserve them in oil

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    1. That sounds logical; it's how I often buy them (red ones). I'll give one lot a go; thanks.

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  9. Thank you for all these ideas of making use of the late October bounty.

    (I made "your" veg curry with the kidney beans, for the second time, this past weekend. It was delicious, and so I thank you again.)

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    1. It's one of our favourites, and, luckily, costs almost nothing!

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  10. Delicious and your walnuts look lovely too { oooer missus !! } I like a lot of James Martin's recipes.... he's not overly cheffy or precious about his cooking .... that's probably the Yorkshire in him !! XXXX

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    1. Lady M makes his cakes and pies, and always has success.

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  11. Don't forget fried green tomatoes! You don't have to save them all for later! And there's a movie to accompany them.

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    1. My absolute favourite film Shawn. XXXX

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    2. After the success of the film I did make some of these. I must say, I found them rather 'ordinary'. Maybe I should leave them to the Pro's.

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  12. As a child I adored green tomato chutney sandwiches - we had a greenhouse and there were always masses of green ones left. I don't think my mother knew what else to do with them - the idea of curry was certainly never mentioned!!

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    1. This Chutney is good enough to be eaten on its own in a sandwich, it's very good; most aren't.

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  13. Send me a jar, I will enter it in next years flower and produce show!

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    1. I only made two jars, and one is almost empty! Could I just send the recipe, and ask them to use their imagination?

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  14. James Martin, very reliable. So is Rick Stein, for that matter. Curry wouldn't be the same without a good chutney to go with it.

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    1. I have about 6 Rick Stein books, but for James Martin I use the net. You're right, they're both excellent.

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