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Fresh Pineapple-Ginger Chutney

August 25, 2010
Author Notes

This is a great accompaniment to Indian spiced chicken or grilled mahi-mahi. This always gets rave reviews when I make it. I suggest using only fresh ingredients (not from a can or jar) for this recipe. —Sadassa_Ulna

  • Serves approx. 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 large fresh ripe pineapple
  • 5 tablespoons lime juice, fresh squeezed, strained
  • 1 fresh ginger root, three inch piece
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 1 fresh mild green chile
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
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Directions
  1. Peel and grate the ginger root; lightly press into a fine mesh strainer over a medium mixing bowl to collect the juice. Discard the pulp.
  2. Slice the green chile into thin slices and then into 1" long pieces. Add to the ginger juice in bowl.
  3. Add all other ingredients except pineapple, whisk thoroughly.
  4. Peel and core the pineapple; cut into 1/2" thick slices, then into 1" squares. Add to the mix in bowl. Stir lightly.
  5. Chill for minimum one hour or overnight, covered.
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Sadassa_Ulna

Recipe by: Sadassa_Ulna

Growing up I was the world's pickiest eater, that is, until my children were born. Karma. Neither of my parents were much into cooking; it was the height of eating fat-free or anything with oat bran added. I taught myself some basics, mostly baking, following the guidelines of a well-worn copy of Joy of Cooking. I was a ballet dancer and a teacher suggested I lose weight. As I began reading about diet and nutrition I became interested in natural foods, which led to a job at a macrobiotic natural foods market in Center City Philadelphia; this was way before Whole Foods came to the area. I learned a lot about food in general. I ate strictly vegan for a while, although I don't now, but I still like it when a recipe can taste great without butter or bacon! In short, my approach to cooking is idiosyncratic, and I don't know very much about cooking meat or proper technique. I love to bake and I am still working on expanding my palate and my repertoire. The hardest part is getting the whole family to try new things! So aside from my food status, I am an architect who likes to garden and play music. I'm married with two kids, and I hope to get a dog someday.