So this is quite an interesting one. I grew up on Australia's Sunshine Coast, on a banana farm, and it took me many many years to start liking bananas (and I still baulk at actually having to pay for them). Now I love them! The bestrecipes.com.au site recently sent out this newsletter advertising all of its banana recipes, and as a coincidence, one of my oldest friends Michael tells me that he recently made a rockin' Bananaa Chutney! I am totally intrigued as to how it tasted! A word of warning though - Michael tells me that "DO NOT put your head over the pot on the stove to smell it while it's cooking...the combination of boiling brown vinegar, chilli and ginger will make your eyes BLEED!"
So now you know; consider yourself warned! Poor Michael, I hope your eyes have recovered!
PS. Michael has started up a facebook group for the repertoire food blog! I'd love it if you'd join!
1kg peeled bananas
1 red chilli
500g brown sugar
360ml brown vinegar
6 tsp ground ginger
1. Cut bananas into small pieces and finely chop the chilli
2. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan, heat and bring to the boil
3. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes
4. Remove form heat and bottle in clean, sterilised jars. Seal immediately.
Makes approx 1.2kg Banana Chutney