Major Grey makes great chutney. But with about 15 minutes effort, you can make this fresh home-made chutney in the microwave. The recipe works fine for many seasonal fruits—apricots, pineapples, nectarines, mangoes. Be sure to use a microwave-safe dish and check frequently as chutney starts to thicken. Recipe makes between 1 and 2 cups, depending on size of fruit. A bowl of seasoned curried rice, a few shrimp=dinner.
• 2 fresh, ripe peaches
• 1 small yellow sweet pepper
• A little grated onion (optional)
• ½ cup sugar
• 2 tblsps vinegar
• Ginger to taste—grated fresh, ground or some of both
• ½ tsp tumeric
• Black pepper
Chop/mash peaches and pepper. Add all ingredients to microwave-safe bowl and stir thoroughly. Microwave uncovered in 5 minutes increments and stir each time you check. Chutney is done when consistency feels like heavy syrup. Cool and store in fridge in covered jar.