Tasty Tuesday – Tropical Mango Chutney

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our thirteenth  participating post!

It’s all about the mangoes in our house again this week.  Right now, we have samples of three varieties: the Hayden – from the Rabbi’s tree, unknown similar to Hayden but larger and yellow with reddish blush from an acquaintance in the neighborhood, and Nam Doc Mai from our own 5 year old tree!

We had a few Nam Doc Mai tidbits after breakfast this morning – DELISH!  The Nam Doc Mai variety hails from Asia and Mom bought a plant about 6 inches tall with 4 leaves 5 years ago at our annual International Mango Festival.  Rachel’s Dad made lots of fun of her, saying she would never get a mango!  Well we have about 15 this year!  Known for their fiber free flesh, they are superior fresh or in desserts.  We used our neighbor’s mangoes for the chutney as the fiber does not matter as much when you blend or cut into small pieces for cooking.

Mom will post the recipe here and the pictures on FB like last week.  Since she did not know if the family that gave her the mangoes had peanut allergies she switched to hazelnuts.  JJ and I, her Kitchen K9s, loved the opportunity to try them once Mom toasted and removed most of the skins.  She also substituted craisins for raisins because she had them on hand.

Chef Allen’s Tropical Mango Chutney

  • 2 lg ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced*
  • 1 medium pineapple, diced*
  • ½ c. golden raisins
  • 3 tbs. sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 large cinnamon stick, cracked in half
  • 1 c. grated coconut
  • ½ c. roasted peanuts*
  • 1 tbs. minced red jalapeno
  • 1 tsp. salt

In a medium saucepan, combine the mango, pineapple, raisins, water, sugar, cumin and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes more until thickened, adding a little water if necessary. Remove cinnamon stick before serving.

*Denotes all items JJ and I performed QC (quality control) on. We only had the teensiest tidbit of pineapple and remember hazelnuts instead of peanuts.

Another great mango day


36 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – Tropical Mango Chutney

  1. I will have to try this chutney recipe. I love mango chutney on cream cheese & crackers with a glass of wine! I will have to leave out the nuts all together though as our granddaughter is allergic to peanuts and her doctor says, where there’s one nut, there’s another so stay away from all. 😦 Thanks for posting! 🙂

    • Hey Fred, Hey Gloria, Jet here. Hi Miss Janet.

      Oh Miss Janet, chutney on CREAM CHEESE… now you’re talking! Mom asked me to share… absolutely, make it work for your family! 🙂

    • Hey Sampson, Hey Delilah, Jet here.

      Well, you have just asked The Kitchen Counselor an “Ask Lori” question like in her Kitchen Counselor newsletter!!! So, from Mom:

      Absolutely, I can mango ketchup each summer. I would say give it a 2-3 month shelf life. Chutney pairs well with proteins and depending on the fruit used, some proteins more than others. In this case, I would recommend poultry, white fish, and tofu/tempeh. Now, if you want to think a bit broader, try a dollop or two on a baked potato, baked sweet potato or mix into some cooked grains! Hope that helps! 🙂

  2. Hi sweet Jetty – thanks for the great info – I didn’t know there was so many kinds of mangos! Sounds yummy – but like Bassettmomma, I have to leave out the nuts! How did JJ make out at the Vet today? Hope all went well – was thinking about her today and sending good wishes.

    Sending peaceful (hope not too many boom boom!) goodnight hugs and kisses to you., JJ, Mom, Rachel and Pluffy xoxoxox

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      No worries, you can try roasted soy nuts, toasted pepitas or forget the crunchies altogether, Mom asked me to share. 🙂

      Well, Miss Wendy, JJ needed to be that thingie called sedated and they had to scoop out the wax with a metal thingie. She was kind of “out of it” when she came back home… no eating, no drinking, not much playing, tail between legs, whimpering… but…

      TODAY, she’s BACK IN BUSINESS! 🙂 We hope that’s it for her ears for a LONG TIME! Now Mom has to use lots of drops for lots of days. Thanks for asking. How’s Cassie’s tummy?

      Dr. Shaffer responded to Mom’s request for medicine to help me tonight.

      Sending hopefully not so scared Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxo

  3. Hey Jetty, I just dropped by to greet you a happy fourth of July. Mango again… MMMM. A couple of days ago we bought sour mango and ate it with fish paste ^_^. It was delicious.

    Huggies and Cheese,


    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Haopee.

      We are in prime mango season, so, it’s on our minds and tongues!!! Glad you enjoyed some too. Happy 4th to you as well.

      To be honest, Miss Haopee, we try to ignore the holiday, since I really suffer with the booms…

    • Hey Clowie, Jet here.

      So nice to meet you! Oh yes, Mom asked me to share that peaches and/or nectarines would be a great substitution… and… if you are in pecan world, try those instead of the peanuts! See, having the Kitchen Counselor in the house pays off!

      • It’s nice to meet you, too! I thought it was worth a try, as the texture is similar – but it’s good to hear that it will work. We don’t get pecans – walnuts and almonds are the main nuts here.

      • Hey Clowie, Jet here.

        We weren’t sure if you were a Georgia K9 since you mentioned peaches!!! Walnuts and/or almonds would be fine additions… 🙂

      • Hola Clowie, Jet here.

        Yo entiendo un poquito de Espanol. Pienso que antes de mi Mama me adoptada, vivia con personas que hablan Espanol! After a few weeks where I did not understand commands, Mom tried in Spanish and poof, I sat! I’m bilingual now! 🙂 Oh wow, we did not know about the abundance (vocab builder) of peaches in Spain. Thanks for sharing that. 🙂

      • Ji ji, podemos hablar una mezcla. ¿Has visto la pelicula “Tortilla Soup”? I started to learn Spanish before we moved here because they thought they would fool me with Spanish when they’d exhausted all the English variations on ‘walk’ – including spelling it!
        October is the best time here for cooking with peaches, as the weather changes then and when it does they are in a hurry to gather the remaining peaches from the trees. They are then sold cheaply.

      • Hey Clowie, Jet here.

        Me gusta ji ji! yo no veo este pelicula, pero mi Mama visto. Here in Miami, no Espanol, no entiendo media de los personas! I never want people to think I do not understand them… like you, I want to know all the walk words, sit words, food words, good boy words, etc… 🙂

        Mom asked me to share that she finds the fall peach harvest finale fascinating. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Hey Kirby, Jet here.

      Yup, it’s for humans, however, JJ and I know that every time Mom gets going in the kitchen, we’re likely to get yummy tidbits! How ’bout asking your human to make a mango yogurt pupsicle???

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