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Chutney-ploughman's sauce recipe

Chutney-ploughman's sauce recipe

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This recipe was created by me as an experiment to re-create a yummy chutney I had sampled elsewhere . Add this sauce to a cheese sandwich and be prepared to melt with satisfaction! This recipe uses estimated measurements as I always cook by taste and consistency, so feel free to add your own tweaks!

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IngredientsMakes: 1 Jam jar full

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon caster or granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder, hot or mild
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or mixed herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, preferably freshly ground

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:28min ›Extra time:10min cooling › Ready in:53min

  1. In a medium sized nonstick saucepan, add the oil and put on a medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onions and peppers and cook until onions are golden brown, then add chopped garlic and apple.
  3. Cook for another minute then pour balsamic vinegar over ingredients in the pan and stir well to avoid burning.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and all other ingredients to the pan. Cook for 25 minutes, stirring regularly. Taste towards end of cooking and add additional spices or salt if needed.
  5. Leave to cool for 10 minutes or so then put in a jam jar or other container. You'll be slathering this all over your sandwiches in no time! :D

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Reviews in English (18)

I love love love this chutney. I just chucked everything in a bowl and microwaved for 30 minutes and it was perfect. Definately will be making it again-05 Oct 2011

Rating my own recipe... because it is that good!-15 Mar 2011

Very tasty. I added some sultanas and a splash of lemon juice.-17 Aug 2012


Archive November 2014

Mutton – remember mutton! now in reality an almost forgotten flavour.

So what exactly is the definition of mutton? It is simply the meat of older sheep. Just as beef is mature veal, so mutton is mature lamb. Spring lamb is the term used for the milk-fed lamb, born before Christmas and usually ready for the Easter market. We use the term hogget for any sheep sold after Christmas whose flavour will by then be a little more robust. There is no legal definition but the full flavoured sheep, over two years old, are referred to as mutton. I’m a big fan of mutton with its distinctive flavour but nowadays it’s almost impossible to source. Sadly, few farmers are willing to keep their lambs for two years or more.

I love the distinctive flavour – slightly gamey, yet juicy and succulent. I had virtually forgotten about the complex deep flavour until a couple of years ago when a friend in Galway offered to rear me a couple of animals. He brought them down in the boot of his car and we had a feast of mutton with caper sauce.

In the UK there has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in mutton led by Prince Charles. Several top chefs like Fergus Henderson have highlighted it on their menu and extolled its attributes. Recently, Bob Kennard, an organic farmer from Wales has written a book with the catchy name ‘Much Ado About Mutton‘. Even for those not necessarily interested in the subject, this book is fascinating. It relates the history of mutton, a meat eaten for thousands of years by everyone from royalty to peasantry. Songs have been sung and poems, ditties and rhymes have been written about mutton. The word has been absorbed into popular language and interpreted in a million ways – Mutton chops, Mutton sleeves, Mutton head, Mutton dressed as lamb, Laced Mutton (slang for a prostitute). Mutton was used for candles, soap and, of course, the wool was also of great value.

When New Zealand lamb arrived it brought the demise of mutton, and meant a whole way of life and livelihood disappeared for drovers and inns in the early 20th Century.

I had no idea that there were so many types of mutton, ewe mutton & wether mutton, some of course more sought after than others. How wonderful would it be to be able to source Kerry, Galway or Wicklow mountain mutton where the sheep had nibbled on the rich mountain pasture for over two years. It’s up to us! Make inquiries from your local butcher and guarantee to buy it when he commissions it from the farmer. Remember, it costs the farmer quite a lot more to produce, so it’s essential to guarantee a fair price to the producer and honour your word. Meanwhile, make enquiries, try these recipes with Irish mutton from your local family butcher.

Recently, after considerable research I got some superb mutton much closer to home than I could have imagined. Eddie O’Farrell, a craft butcher in Midleton, has built up a market for his carefully sourced mutton. I bought two legs, slow roasted one and boiled the other to take to Turin for the Slow Food Terra Madre event where the Ark of Taste created a protection around a variety of endangered and almost forgotten flavours from around the world. We also entered Carrageen Moss and Dillisk into the Ark of Taste.

Here are a few delicious mutton recipes from ‘Much Ado About Mutton’ to try with mutton, or indeed lamb if you can’t source mutton.


Scottish Oatcakes

Ingredients:

1 tsp cracked black pepper

50ml extra virgin olive oil

Take half of your porridge oats and tip them into a food processor, along with the salt and pepper. Whiz until relatively fine and tip into a mixing bowl.

Add the remaining porridge oats into the mixing bowl, stir briefly and pour in the olive oil. Incorporate the olive oil a little before pouring in a little boiling water – around 2-3 tbsp – enough to transform your oats into a soft, malleable dough.

Gently knead your dough for 30 seconds, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll gently until 5mm thick.

Take a 6cm round cutter and cut out 18-20 oatcakes. Preheat the oven to 160C/180C(fan). Pop the oatcakes onto a lined baking tray and bake for around 15 minutes, until they are crisp and a little browned.

Cost: Let’s face it, oats are cheap. The most expensive ingredient is the olive oil. This recipe is cheap. Indeed, this batch of delicious, olive-infused Scottish oatcakes should set you back no more than around 25p.


Which supermarkets deliver in Stoneywood?

Home supermarket delivery service Stoneywood: we are seeing more opportunities. Such a bag full of products such as Derma Mum Stretch Mark Cream, Waitrose Frozen Breaded Lemon Sole Goujons and maybe Lunchables Ham n Cheese Crackers and still often deals and discounts like Kockens Lyckeby sometimes has a weight of 15 kilograms. Why make things difficult? Discover the online supermarket Stoneywood right now. Even if you live in an apartment, everything neatly supplied. You determine the time you receive the groceries. Monday right on time at 11:00, a saturday afternoon 12:30 or thursday around night at 18:30, it’s all up to you! Maybe relevant for you: Supermarket Delivery Wakefield

Online food shopping in Stoneywood
Are you familiar with online stores such as Debenhams www.debenhams.com? More and more food-suppliers offer their online. Create an account, start searching food-items like Hippychick Bumkins WetDry Bags Love Birds and of course Webbox Natural LambVegetables Brown Rice Dog Food. Or click on a proposed category like Bandages or limit yourself to shop brands like Sport Direct. It is so easy: drag the groceries to your virtual shopping cart. Then you can choose the time. You can easily make use of pay after delivery, this can often with your debit card. You can also opt for Click & Collect (often cheaper). Try it today: order groceries online and make use of e.g. Sainsbury’s supermarket delivery in Stoneywood.

Try the online butcher and bakery
There are also many bakers in Stoneywood that are able to deliver your bread to your home. You will find there Flatbrød, more and more butchers deliver Sierra Cut. Your grocer delivers at home some Kale, and they also deliver tasty Persimmon and Aubergine at the supermarket delivery service Stoneywood. This is a success through: fresh groceries without fuss. The local liquor store brings a good bottle of Benediktiner Original Helles Lager or a good glass of St Aubin 1er Cru Thomas. By the supermarket you order a bottle Cottee’s for the children. Online grocery shopping is perfect for everyone. You can get delivered the whole day. For example, at 9:30 o’clock early in the morning 16:50 o’clock before dinner, or later round 20:50 o’clock via food delivery Stoneywood. The service of the bakery, and buying food via internet will save you lots of time. Experience the ease of the delivery service of Iceland, Morrisons, Ocado, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Aldi, Lidl, Amazon Pantry. And also think of delivery by Morrisons, Zooplus and the Waitrose. Is it party time? Then order a package Toaster pastry or a sachet of Wonderful Pistachios Salt & Pepper 220g with a discount via internet. When everything is dirty, you need to clean. Order very easy a Sainsbury’s Toilet Cleaner Pine, Basics 750ml offer online.


Raw Kale Salad

The massaging action of the lemon juice and salt into the kale in this recipe softens it, almost “cooking” the leaves making them much more palatable while still retaining all of the nutrients contained in the raw green leaves. Adding the pine nuts and cranberries provides colour and texture, but you could add any extra ingredients you like to the kale, depending on your taste. This salad keeps for up to three days in the fridge and is a great way to make sure you are eating enough greens throughout the winter.

25g dried cranberries (chopped finely)

4-5 spring onions, chopped finely

2-3 stalks of celery, chopped finely

Remove the stalks from the kale and roll each leaf before chopping into fine strips.

Place into a large bowl, add the lemon juice and 2-3 pinches of sea salt. Massage the juice and salt into the kale using your fingers until it starts to soften slightly, making sure that all the leaves are coated and the oil and salt are well worked in. Sprinkle with olive oil and leave to sit for 10 minutes to soften further. Before serving, add the cranberries, pine nuts, celery and spring onions and stir well. Sprinkle more olive oil if needed.

From Dorcas Barry www.dorcasbarry.com


July 25, 2011

When the Sweet Tooth Calls - A Few Easily Found Allergy-Friendly Options

Sometimes everything can seem so hard if you have food allergies. It can feel like everything has to be bought specially in dedicated shops from dedicated brands at dedicated prices! It can even seem like just running down to the corner shop to pick up something sweet is nothing but a distant memory of another lifetime. But there are things to be found if you keep your eyes peeled and those labels read. You have to learn which shop carries which common place brands and which common place brands are naturally Allergy Friendly.

There are of course, always risks when you are purchasing non-‘dedicated’ allergy friendly items but with a bit of reading between the lines when it comes to deciphering Food Allergy Labels (see Whats in Your Food: Reading & Deciphering Food Labels, Ingredients & Allergens) and some time dedicated to browsing you can usually find something in almost any shop without having to satisfy your nibbles with a not-so-satisfactory apple.

Tesco brand and Tesco Valu brand are great for giving clear cut allergy advice and leaving out the milk, nuts and eggs on many products naturally. But when you need to find something in your local Londis or Centra stores there is still hope on the seemingly grey horizon! Just remember to thoroughly read the ingredient labels (a few times before purchasing) and gauge your allergic reactions accordingly in relation to the warnings.

Below are some regularly available Cookies, Crackers and Granola Bars that may suit your allergen sensitive nibble needs

Important to note: Even if you find a product that is seemingly allergen free remember to regularly read the label because ingredient lists and manufacturing practices are prone to change without notification.

JAFFA CAKES
Tesco Jaffa Cakes
- Dairy free (note may contain warning on chocolate portion)
- Vegetarian
- Nut Free Procedures but not guaranteed
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Egg, Soya
The plain chocolate in this product may contain milk.
Recipe: No Nuts
Ingredients: Cannot guarantee no nuts
Factory: No Nuts
Ingredients: Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Plain Chocolate (22%), Wheat Flour, Sugar, Egg, Sucrose Syrup, Dextrose, Concentrated Orange Juice (1%), Citric Acid, Humectant (Glycerol), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Acidity Regulator (Trisodium Citrate), Colour (Curcumin). Plain Chocolate Contains: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)

Jacob’s Jaffa Cake
Not as suitable for dairy free diets as the cakes are made ‘On A Line’ handling many common food allergens.
Allergy Advice: Contains Soya, Gluten, Egg
Produced on a Line Handling Peanut, Milk and in factory handling Tree Nuts but on a different line.
Ingredients: Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Sugar, Plain Chocolate (15%) [Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476), Flavouring], Wheat Flour, Liquid Whole Egg, Potato Starch, Concentrated Orange Juice (8% Orange Juice Equivalent), Humectant, Glycerol, Vegetable Oil, Gelling Agent (Pectin), Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Sodium Citrate), Flavouring, Salt, Raising Agent (Ammonium Bicarbonate), Emulsifier (Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Colour (Beta-Carotene).

RICH TEA
Tesco Rich Tea Biscuits
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Soya Free
- Vegetarian
- Vegan
- Nut Free Procedures but not guaranteed
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Sulphites
Recipe: No Nuts
Ingredients: Cannot guarantee Nut Free
Factory: Product made in a Nut Free area, but Nuts used elsewhere
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Barley Malt Extract, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Bicarbonate), Glucose Syrup, Salt, Preservative (Sodium Metabisulphite)

Boland’s Rich Tea
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Soya Free
- Vegetarian
- Vegan
- Nut Free Procedures but not guaranteed
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat, Gluten
Recipe: No Nuts
Ingredients: Cannot guarantee Nut Free
Factory: No Nuts
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Wholemeal Wheat Flour, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Invert Sugar Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Salt.

NICE BISCUITS
Tesco Nice Biscuits
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Vegetarian
- Vegan
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat, Gluten
Recipe: No Nuts
Ingredients: Cannot guarantee Nut Free
Factory: Product made in a Nut Free area, but Nuts used elsewhere
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Desiccated Coconut, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt

BOURBON CREAMS
Tesco Value Bourbon Creams
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Vegan
- Vegetarian
- Soya Free
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat, Gluten
Recipe: No Nuts
Ingredients: Cannot guarantee Nut Free
Factory: Product made in a Nut Free area, but Nuts used elsewhere
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Glucose Syrup, Dextrose, Wheat Starch, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Flavouring

Jacob’s Bourbon Creams
Not as suitable for dairy free diets as produced on a line handing milk.
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat, Produced on a line handling Milk, Sesame and in a factory handling Egg, Soya, Hazelnut but on a different line.
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Glucose Syrup, Dextrose, Wheat Starch, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Flavouring

GRANOLA BARS
Nature Valley Crunchy & More Oats & Berries
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Soya Free (note: may contain warning)
- Gliadin Free (note: oat gluten present & cross-contamination may be an issue)
- Wheat Free (note: oat gluten present & cross-contamination may be an issue)
- Apple Free
- Grape Free
- Vegetarian
Allergy Advice: Contains Oat Gluten. May contain Almond, Hazelnut and Soy Ingredients
Ingredients: Whole Grain Rolled Oats (55%), Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Cranberry Pieces (6%) (Cranberies [51%], Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Honey, Fruit Puree (0.7%) [Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Sugar], Salt, Molasses, Natural Flavouring, Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate)

Nature Valley Crunchy Ginger Nut Crunch
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Soya Free (note: may contain warning)
- Gliadin Free (note: oat gluten present & cross-contamination may be an issue)
- Wheat Free (note: oat gluten present & cross-contamination may be an issue)
- Apple Free
- Grape Free
- Vegetarian
Allergy Advice: Contains Oat Gluten, May Contain Almond, Hazelnut and Soy Ingredients
Ingredients: Whole Grain Rolled Oats (54%), Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Ginger (3%), Honey, Salt, Molasses, Natural Ginger Flavouring with Other Natural Flavourings, Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin, Raising Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate

Nature Valley Crunchy Oats & Chocolate
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Gliadin Free (note: oat gluten present & cross-contamination may be an issue)
- Wheat Free (note: oat gluten present & cross-contamination may be an issue)
- Apple Free
- Grape Free
- Vegetarian
Allergy Advice: Contains Oat Gluten, Soy Ingredients and Traces of Almond, Hazelnut, Peanut and Pecan.
Ingredients: Whole Grain Rolled Oats (51%), Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Chocolate Pieces [Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Vanilla] (7%), Honey, Salt Molasses, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin, Vanillin), Natural Flavouring.

Nature Valley Crunchy Canadian Maple Syrup
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Gliadin Free (note: oat gluten present & cross-contamination may be an issue)
- Wheat Free (note: oat gluten present & cross-contamination may be an issue)
- Apple Free
- Grape Free
- Vegetarian
Allergy Advice: Contains Oat Gluten, Soy Ingredients and Traces of Almond, Hazelnut, Peanut and Pecan
Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats (56%), Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Canadian Maple Syrup (2%), Honey, Salt, Natural Flavouring, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin, Raising Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate, Molasses

Nature Valley Crunchy Oats & Honey
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Gliadin Free (note: oat gluten present & cross-contamination may be an issue)
- Wheat Free (note: oat gluten present & cross-contamination may be an issue)
- Apple Free
- Grape Free
- Vegetarian
Allergy Advice: Contains Oat Gluten, Soy Ingredients & Traces of Almond, Hazelnut, Peanut & Pecan.
Ingredients: Whole Grain Rolled Oats (56%), Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Honey (2%), Salt, Molasses, Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin, Raising Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate

Nature Valley Chewy Mixed Berries
- Dairy Free (note: may contain warning)
- Egg Free
- Soya free (note: may contain warning)
- Apple Free
- Vegetarian
Allergy Advice: Contains Oat & Wheat Gluten, Almond, Sunflower Ingredients and May Contain Barley Gluten, Soy, Milk, Peanut and Tree Nut Ingredients.
Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats (27%), Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Almonds (7.5%), Honey, Wheat Flour, Berry Pieces (4.6%) [Sugar, Cranberries, Blueberry Juice Solids (0.4%), Grape Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Oil], Rice Flour, Fructose, Cranberries (2.3%), Sunflower Kernels, Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavourings, Dextrose, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Salt, Elderberry Juice, Antioxidant: Mixed Tocoplserols

CRACKERS
Carr’s Water Crackers
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Soya Free
- Corn Free
- Tree Nut Free
- Sugar Free
- Vegetarian
- Vegan
Allergy Advice: Contains Gluten. Produced on a line handling Sesame Seeds
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Salt

Jacob’s Cream Crackers
- Dairy Free (note: made is a factory warning)
- Egg Free (note: made is a factory warning)
- Sugar Free
- Vegetarian
- Vegan
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat (Gluten), Soya. Produced in a factory handling Egg, Milk but on a different line.
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins, Mono- and Di- Glycerides of Fatty Acids), Yeast, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate).

Cream Crackers 50% Less Fat
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Sugar Free
- Vegetarian
- Vegan
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Yeast

Jacobs Meditteraneo Crackers (Blue)
- Dairy Free (note: made in a factory warning
- Egg Free (note: made in a factory warning)
- Tree Nut Free
- Vegetarian (note: made is a factory warning)
- Vegan (note: made is a factory warning)
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat. Produced on a line handling Soya, Sesame and in a factory handling Egg, Milk, Hazelnut but on a different line.
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Malt Flour, Yeast

Jacobs Mediterraneo Italian Crackers: Olive Oil & Oregano (Green)
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Soya Free
- Tree Nut Free
- Vegetarian (note: made is a factory warning)
- Vegan (note: made is a factory warning)
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat. Produced on a line handling Sesame and in a factory handling Soya, Egg, Fish, Milk, Hazelnut, Celery but on a different line.
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Olive Oil (6%), Vegetable Oil, Barley, Rye, Oats, Salt, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Oregano, Malt Flour, Yeast, Natural Flavourings


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