It is Mango Season
28 April 2012 | Portsmouth, Dominica
We are in Dominica and it is mango season. You can buy mangoes or just go ashore and pick the freshly fallen mangos off of the ground. I celebrated this bounty by making mango chutney. You can use any firm fruit like peaches. You can find this and other recipes in the April issue of the Caribbean Compass.
5 Cups ripe mangos- diced
1 Cup raisins or currents
One and a half to two Cups apple cider vinegar
One and a half to two Cups brown sugar
Three quarters Cup diced onion
One quarter Cup diced ginger root
One half to two tsp hot pepper
1 tsp salt
Combine ingredients and bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until thick.
Cool and pour into clean jars and refrigerate. Makes about 6 cups.
This is the basic recipe. You can also add one half tsp cardamom seeds, a few cloves or a bit of cinnamon, or use cranberries or other dried fruit in place of the raisins.