Spicy Mango Chutney

This classic chutney uses the mangoes, hot pepper, ginger, lime and other spices.

  • Yield: Makes 6 half-pint jars

Photography: ANITA CALERO

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 1998

Ingredients

  • 15 whole cloves
  • 15 whole pink peppercorns
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 large red onion, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated lime zest
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, (about 4 limes)
  • 7 mangoes, (7 1/2 pounds) peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

Directions

  1. Cut a 4-inch square of cheesecloth. Place cloves and peppercorns in the center, and form a bundle; secure with kitchen twine. Place bundle in a low-sided, 6-quart saucepan. Add vinegar, red onion, crushed red-pepper flakes, salt, and sugar. Set over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer mixture 15 minutes

  3. Add ginger, lime zest, lime juice, and mangoes; combine. Continue cooking until mangoes begin to soften and liquid has thickened, about 40 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

  4. Transfer to a large bowl set over an ice bath to chill; store in an airtight container, refrigerated, up to 4 weeks.

Cook's Notes

Slightly under-ripe mangoes work best in this recipe.

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