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Quick Rhubarb Chutney (that you will fall in love with)

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Hands up all chutney fiends in the house?! Chutney in sandwiches, cheese on toast, crackers, with boring meals, on the side of a pie, a quick spoonful here and there. Bring. It. On.

I have never posted a recipe and don’t think this is something I’m going to get in to as there are amazeballs food bloggers abounding out there, but simply could not resist letting you know about Sarah Raven’s Quick Rhubarb Chutney.

It is fast to make (necessary criteria for anything I turn my hand to) and is just coming into season so there will be rhubarb coming out of our ears soon. (Yes to THAT.) (Also, do you notice how similar “season” and “ears soon” are- surely “ears soon” was the Olde English and it has evolved into “season” ???  Lulastic : Making Up Facts since 2010)

Quick Rhubarb Chutney with Cardamom (OMG, it’s cardaMOM not MON. I just realised. I am so embarrassed. *adds to list of things I’ve been saying wrong my whole life, like awry. Apparently it’s NOT pronounced OR-REE)

Makes 2 x 500g jars

200ml cider vinegar

400g light brown sugar

100g raisins

2 red onions, chopped,

2 cm fresh ginger, grated

Seeds from 20 cardamom pods

4-5 star anise

Grated zest of one lemon

1 teaspoon salt

1 kg rhubarb cut into 3 cm chunks

Chuck everything apart from the rhubarb in the pan, and bring to the boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Add in the rhubarb and bring to the boil again, reduce heat and and simmer for 15 minutes.

Put in your jars and eat within a month.


What are you planning to do with  rhubarb? Got a fave chutney number?

10 responses »

  1. LOVE rhubarb, LOVE chutney, so this should be a winner, thanks! (when we were kids, my sister and I used to think that W.H.Smiths was all one word – its their fault, look at their sign!!)

  2. Oo that sounds yummy. Know what I’ll be doing at the weekend. And if you run out of rhubarb we already have it coming out of our ears and you are welcome. We’ll be drowning in gooseberries soon too. 🙂

  3. I’m afraid rhubarb is the stuff of nightmares to me, so I’ll have to sit this one out! You’re welcome to my portion!

    • No way, for real?! Do they chase you? I can see they would be pretty fearful with their big vibrant colours? I’m sorry. Maybe I need to do another recipe one day, so you can appreciate something.
      Nomnom *tucks right in*

  4. Butwhymummywhy

    Love chutney and love rhubarb so may have to try this. As for the whole cardamom v cardamon thing I’m with you – who knew it was ‘mom’???!!

  5. This looks so yummy. I hope one day to find jam or chutney recipes without sugar.

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