Monday, November 12, 2012

guest post: cranberry chutney recipe {by TaylorMade}

Hi, My name is Taylor and I write Taylor Made - a lifestyle and craft blog. I love art, food and being a mom to my two crazy boys :) I posted this last year on my blog but I posted it after Thanksgiving and I am so glad to share it before the holiday season this time around!

A little back story: My aunt made this for Thanksgiving and brought it to my Mom's house about six years ago. It was a REALLY big hit with us. Now, I wonder why every family doesn't make it. It it the perfect accompaniment to every holiday feast. The citrus and black pepper cut the sweet and savory perfectly. We always say "I think I just need to have this on hand for life". It's that good. So, we emailed my uncle to get the recipe. Then I was curious and I googled it, I found many similar recipes that were named Cranberry Salsa but none exactly like this one. Does anyone make anything like this? If not, do yourself a favor and whip some up for Christmas. I followed my Aunt and Uncle's recipe exactly. My Uncle called it "Hudson's on the Bend Cranberry Chutney" which is a restaurant in Austin, TX, where they live. I wonder if this is some coveted secret?? My Uncle said "The trick to this recipe is to trust the ingredients…..don’t add to or subtract from".

Hudson's on the Bend Cranberry Chutney
12 oz pkg of cranberries
½ cup fresh lime juice and ZEST
2 shallots
½ tsp of salt
1 whole bunch of Cilantro
2-3 cloves of garlic
1-2 seeded jalapenos
1 ¼ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup coarse ground pepper

Blend together in food processor. 

My food processor isn't large enough so I mixed everything together in a bowl then "chopped" in batches.

I put mine in mason jars and added a fall leaf with twine. But lets be honest, you could serve this out of some old tupperware with a plastic spork and it would be pretty. 

So... was this on anyone else's Thanksgiving plate? All of the recipes I found online called for green onion and white sugar with no black pepper (which I have to say is a definite must). And does anyone have a secret family side that is out of the norm?

1 comment:

  1. OK, yum! I just made this for dinner with my in-laws and everybody RAVED about it. We're definitely keeping it for whenever cranberries are in season! Thanks for the recipe!


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