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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Old Fashioned Tomato Fig Chutney

Use Tomato Fig chutney in place of relish, mustard, ketchup and salsa. Many regions in Africa are famous for their chutney. Chutney is a sort of combination pickle and preserve. Chutney is usually made rather sweetly and very hot, and eaten with curry and rice.

 Use chutney in place of relish, mustard, ketchup and salsa

-In a large pot add 2 cups water and four yellow tomatoes

-Boil tomatoes until tender, mash well

-Add 1 cup white 1/2 cup of brown sugar

-Add the juice of two lemons, the rind of one lemon and 1 tablespoon ginger

- Add 4 dried figs to the tomato mixture and simmer 15 minutes

-Remove the fruit with a skimmer pack jars two-thirds full 

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