I just love feijoas, and like to eat as many as I can in their short season, a season which is rapidly coming to an end, filling my with a sense of urgency - I must make the most of this most delicious fruit.
My friend Mel gave me her mother's feijoa chutney recipe, which with her permission I pass on to you. I have cut the recipe down to quantities that suit me. A jar of chutney probably lasts me six months, so the amount below gives enough for me and some to give away - sharing the joy with home made preserves.
Mel's Mum's Feijoa Chutney
Makes about 4 small jars
250g of feijoas, washed, trimmed and sliced
125g onions, chopped
75g raisins, chopped
125g pitted dates, chopped
125g brown sugar
1t ground ginger
1t cumin (curry powder was specified, but I had to improvise!)
4 cloves, ground in a mortar and pestle
A knife tip of cayenne pepper
Put all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook gently for 1½ - 2hrs until the chutney is thick. Pour into steralized jars and seal.
Thanks Mel, and I hope you have a lovely time on your travels!
Yes, I too, am a feijoa fiend. What a pity you aren't closer as we have heaps of them just going to waste on the ground here. Love them fresh as well as in cakes, muffins, desserts... I have a yummy feijoa cake on my blog that is just divine. Will definitely try your chutney.
Emma - Mine must be the only family that does not have even one feijoa tree - and I am including the extended family here. Fortunately, we have a quince tree. This chutney sounds wonderful; I may even suck up and go to the greengrocer's to buy some. It really looks wonderful.
I've been enjoying your blog--some of your unique food items sound great! cheers! Chef JP (www.hellchef.com) All the way from Long Island, New York
I've never heard of this fruit--how intriguing. sounds wonderful. thanks for sharing and for expanding my culinary horizons.
Deb - you lucky thing! I bought a box of feijoas from Northland on Trademe - so you are probably closer!
Shaun - yours and mine, Mum had one in the house she left two years agom, which is probably at bountiful maturity now.
Chef - thanks! we do have some brilliant food here.
Urban - it is a really wonderful flavour.
I've made this...it's really good! I make it in bulk and get loads of compliments. It did have malt vinegar as an ingredient last time I checked I'm sure, about a cup, but can't see it on the recipe now?
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