Mango Chutney Recipe – Nevis Style

Mango Chutney Recipe - Nevis, West Indies

Mango Chutney Recipe – Oualie Beach Hotel

Oualie Beach Resort
September 08, 2006

Mango Chutney Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups under ripe mangoes (diced)
1 cup raisins
1 cup dates, chopped
4 oz green ginger, chopped
1 teaspoon mustard seed
4 cups sugar
2 oz salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 hot peppers, chopped
4 cups red wine vinegar
1/2 lb. onions, chopped

Mango Chutney Recipe Cooking Method:

1.  Add fruit and peppers to vinegar and allow to steep until the next day.
2.  To Mangoes, add sugar, ginger, garlic, onions and other seasonings.
3.  Boil all ingredients together gently until Chutney is thick and dark orange.

Note:
This works well with pears, peaches or apples too.  Serve on roasted meats or baked potatoes or mix 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of the mango chutney recipe and 1/2 teaspoon curry powder for a delicious dressing for salads or hot vegetables.

10 Interesting Facts About Mangoes

  1. They were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago. In fact, the paisley pattern which was first developed there, is based on the shape of a mango.
  2. More fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit.
  3. Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios. Can you see the resemblance?
  4. Mango comes in many different shapes, sizes and colors including yellow, orange, red and green.
  5. The vitamin content of mango depends on the variety and maturity of the fruit. When a mango is green and still growing there is a high vitamin C content, as the fruit ripens and matures the amount of vitamin A increases.
  6. Giving someone a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship.
  7. Mango leaves are often used at weddings to ensure the couple bear plenty of children.
  8. The mango tree plays a sacred role in India; it’s a symbol of love and some believe that they can even grant wishes.
  9. The oldest living mango tree is 300 years old and is found in East Khandesh. Surprisingly, this tree still produces viable fruit!
  10. It is believed that Buddha meditated under the cool shade of a mango tree.

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