I have posted this under Slo-cooker Recipes, but if you too have a glut of Gooseberries, you may be checking this site:
I am taking a break from topping and tailing over 13 lbs of Gooseberries. "Himself" is the jam freak and plans to do his tomorrow, but 2 lbs at least will be used for this Chutney.
Slo-cooker Gooseberry Chutney
900g (2lbs) green gooseberries, topped and tailed 350g (12oz) granulated sugar 1 large onion (I'll be using a red one) 1½ tablespoons black mustard seeds 200ml (7fl oz) white wine vinegar 1 heaped teaspoon of salt 2 crushed cloves of garlic A good pinch of cayenne pepper 1 Star Anise (optional) A lump of fresh ginger, walnut size
Peel and grate the onion and ginger. Place all the ingredients except the salt in a slow cooker, add the Star Anise if using, give it a good stir. Cook on high for approx 1 hour then low, for about an hour and half until the gooseberries are soft and the chutney thickens, stirring from time to time, take off the heat. Finally add most of the salt, taste and add more if needed, give it a good stir. Remove the Star Anise if used. Spoon into warm, sterilised jars and seal immediately.
I want to encourage youngsters (male or female) to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking. TASTE it!