Happy Turkey Day! During our northern excursion a couple weeks back, I managed to track down some locally produced canned goods at a small roadside farm outside of Durhamn, NH. Of the two preserves I purchased, one of them was a sweet apple chutney. I was always of the thought that chutneys were reserved for Indian appetizers and main dishes, but apparently I was wrong. Inspired by my small 1/2 pint souvenir, I decided to try my hand at my own chutney. Rather than following a specific set of instructions, I “winged” it and threw together a myriad of pears, shallots, ginger, raisins, almonds, etc.
After my first taste, I was surprised by the savoriness of this pear chutney. I was initially hoping for a more sweet (for use in my overnight oats) chutney, but after discussing it with a knowledgeable chutney connoisseur, I was informed that my creation is pretty on point. I am not too familiar with the uses of savory chutneys, but I imagine this would go great atop a roasted pork butt or other meat. If any of you are aware of any vegetarian chutney pairings, please let me know.
Popcorn! What kind of chutneys have you guys been making this holiday season?