CHRISTMAS TOMATO CHUTNEY
It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas is it? Although this would be tasty any time of year.
(Makes about 4 small jars)
500g red onions, finely sliced
1kg tomato, chopped
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 red chilli, chopped (optional)
4 cm piece ginger, peeled and chopped
250g brown sugar
150ml red wine vinegar
5 cardamom seeds
½ tsp paprika
Tip all the ingredients into a large heavy-based pan and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring frequently. Simmer for 1 hr, then bring to a gentle boil so that the mixture turns dark, jammy and shiny.
Place into sterilised jars and allow to cool before covering. Will keep for 6 weeks
Serve with oatcakes and any hard cheese