Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mango Chutney and Shrimp

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This Mango Chutney recipe begins with one teaspoon cumin seeds toasted in a pan...

My last experience with cumin seeds led to a dish with intense cumin flavor (overly so) so here I went light on the teaspoon and decided (before toasting) to grind the seeds down with a mortar and pestle.

If you don't have cumin seeds, I'm sure cumin powder would work just fine.


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I also skipped the pork tenderloin and made these Yogurt Marinated Indian Spiced Shrimp I posted a few weeks back. The shrimp and chutney worked perfectly together!

By the look of this mango, I was expecting it to be super, super sweet (but it wasn't).  A pinch of sugar added to the chutney at the end successfully evened out the tartness of the lime.


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Below...is a picture of our pan ...after removing the chutney. It's one of nine All-Clad LTDs we've had for almost 10 years.

Thanks to my husband...the pans (along with our four knives) have never seen the likes of a dishwasher...hand washed each and every time. (HOUSE RULE)

Many a late night (after a few glasses of wine) I've considered throwing those pans (and knives) into that "kitchen washing machine"... convincing myself he  (the husband) will never...EVER know...

In the end...I could never do it.

Look at this hard, hard worker.
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Here's the recipe again for the Mango Chutney on epicurious.com

Authentic and Delicious...perfect party food as it's best at room temperature.

(Close-up...with heated up store bought pita bread....and not homemade naan...sigh...)
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16 comments:

Pegasuslegend said...

lovely presentation and would love some right now~

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

First: KUDOS for not using the tool destroying dishwasher!! HOORAY! My Henkles knives haven't ever seen a dishwasher in 10 years, lucky things! 2nd: awesome Allclad pan. I want new cookware really really REALLY bad and I'm thinking about Emerilwear (made by allclad w/o their price tag) so it makes me happy to hear others who have and love them :) 3rd: the food looks really good!! I love fruit and shrimp, this one is on my must try list :)

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

I love chutney and your recipe looks fantastic! The pictures on your blog are incredible! Just looking at them make me hungry.

Have a great day!
Linda

My Kind of Cooking

Mary said...

This really sounds delicious. It would quickly disappear from my table. I love your careful use of cumin. It can quickly overpower a dish. You seem to have it under control. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Karen said...

We recently started using mango chutney on more dishes, and this homemade version looks fantastic! I bet it went great with those shrimp.

Katerina said...

He knows how to cook and makes the pans as well? He is a gem! This chutney looks so vivid and I am sure it went perfectly with the shrimps!

Katie said...

What a gorgeous dish! I love the mango chutney.

Simply Life said...

ugh, I just want to live in your kitchen! Please?! :)

Angela said...

Mango+shrimp=marriage made in heaven

Edible Art said...

amazing pictures!
i actually wanted to just reach my spoon into the mango pic & eat a few spoonfuls of that.
YUmmmm~~ mangoes are my faav~


im bookmarking this one as well (:

Jenn said...

I love that you don't put the pan in the dishwasher.. or at least that your husband doesn't :) There are strict rules in my kitchen as to what goes in the dishwasher and what doesn't! I think Chris thought I was nuts when we first moved in together...now he just knows it :)
The chutney looks incredible. I bet it complimented the shrimp nicely!

Lea Ann said...

Do you know how many doggone recipess of yours I've bookmakred??? and here's one more. We just bought our first All-clad. Haven't used it yet, and it looks so beautiful sitting on the stovetop.

Nuts about food said...

If you had added that the naan and pita bread were homemade I would've gone to hide in the corner in shame. Phew! But I know your mind is already at work...

France@beyondthepeel said...

Mangoes and Shrimp! Yes, gimme!

The Food Hound said...

Hah! The BH is resident dishwasher in our house, and I FINALLY have him trained about not putting my cookware or knives in the dishwasher. It took a while, but like a dog, he could be trained with treats, haha. This chutney looks awesome- LOVE chutney, and I'm not a huge fan of the Major Grey brand, which is kind of the only commercial one you can find consistently. Well done, Ms. DWD!

Magic of Spice said...

Such a beautiful chutney and presentation...happy to hear about your pans and knives avoiding "The Machine", we have the same rule :)