Thursday, 5 September 2013

"Dish of the month' - September - Nigel Slaters autumn chutney

Well folks here we are in September...its been a fabulous summer, but that autumn nip is starting to appear and the nights are drawing in :-(. However, do not fret we have Kitchen Diaires II to browse through and ponder some delicious recipes from the lovely Nigel Slater.

I made this recipe after a bit of good fortune when my next door neighbour gave us some lovely home grown green beans, as she has an abundance of them at the moment. in her garden I am not a lover of green beans but wanted to use them fresh from the same time I was considering my dish of the month for September and saw in Kitchen Diaries II a recipe for an autumn chutney. The rest,as they say, is history...

1. Prepare and slice your fresh green beans...

2. Add to your pan of ingredients (onions, mustard powder, mustard seeds, grain mustard, vinegar, sugar, spices, tomatoes etc etc)...

3. And cook along nicely...

4. Pot into sterilised jars...and there you have a lovely fresh crunchy mustard pickle...delicious!

Keep reading on to find out how you can join us in Dish of the Month...
You can see a pictorial version of where we are since we started in January on Pinterest here, and there have been some brilliant interpretations of Nigel's recipes since we began.

If you'd like to join us in 'Dish of the Month' you'd be very welcome, this is how to get involved...
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  1. that recipe is right up my street! Lovely pickle and great use of seasonal produce.

  2. such a glorious autumnal colour in those there jars... I love the idea of the chutney with the green beans. Bet they taste glorious... lovely stuff x

  3. What an inviting chutney you have prepared Susan. You are blessed with kind neighbours too :-) Thanks for co-hosting this challenge!

  4. I love chutneys, and this chutney sounds very original and inspired. Love the combination of flavours and textures, would be happy to munch it with a nice chunk of bread


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