Saturday, March 26, 2011
This is my mango chutney I made TODAY! I don't normally can anything during the winter or spring, but it was kind of fun to pull out my canning stuff and process a little "special sauce."
So - here's the story. I went to this amazing restaurant in Orem, Utah called La Jolla Groves. It was a very nice restaurant. (Think linen napkins.) I ordered the Beef Tenderloins. They came with this sauce called a mango chutney - in a little metal condiment dish. I'd heard the word chutney before, but didn't really know what it was or if I would like it. So, I timidly tried it. Obviously, (because I came home and attempted to replicate it) I loved it and I even asked for more sauce to finish my tenderloins!
For those of you wondering, I looked up a definition of chutney: "a spicy condiment made of chopped fruits or vegetables cooked in vinegar and sugar with ginger and spices." As defined by wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
So, I decided to make this recipe:
My only real variation was that I used frozen chunked mangoes. That made life really easy and fairly quick in making up the sauce.
And then, to make sure I liked it, I made steak - especially so I could try my sauce. It was very good- very comparable to the original one I tried, and now I have eight jars to put on the shelf for later usage! I am so excited with myself today!
Next adventure: mango salsa... I'll let you know how that goes.
p.s. I don't even like mangoes, normally. If you gave me a plain mango - I would have a hard time eating it. But I really like the mix of flavors in the chutney sauce and usually in the mango salsa. Until next time...