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Recipe

Saskatoonberry Chutney

  • Yield: About 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and stem removed, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups fresh Saskatoon berries (about 2 pints), rinsed and drained (any fresh berries can be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic, pepper, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and pepper flakes, and cook for 1 minute, stirring.
  • Add the berries, sugar, and vinegar and simmer over low heat until thickened and reduced, about 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the mint and cook 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature before serving.
  • Beverage Suggestion: Mission Hill Merlot 1999