I made gooseberry jam last year and gave both jars away as pressies to people so I can't even tell you what it tested like! So, this year, I decided to try and make gooseberry chutney instead.
I followed a recipe by one of Yorkshire's hottest man (after Mr T of course): James Martin!
|James Martin (not Mr T!)|
I had to be a bit creative. I did not have mustard powder (I just used mustard) and could not find green peppercorn in Migros so bought a peppercorn mix (black, white, green, pink).
Simmer gooseberries, onions, garlic, mustard and peppercorn in (a lot of ) good quality cider vinegar.
Then add sugar, raisins and some more vinegar (I think the recipe calls for too much vinegar really, it stang so much I could not breathe).
Simmer some more until thick and syrupy.
|Note how it does not look anything like the picture on the original recipe!|
I guess the chutney is quite versatile, you can have it with whatever you fancy. I had mine with onion bhajis this lunch time! Unconventional :-)
It tastes nice but I think I will definitely put slightly less vinegar/more sugar next time.
Does anyone have other ideas of preserves/dishes to make using gooseberries?