A chutney made with cucumbers and the added kick of hot scotch bonnet peppers, making a great topping.
This ever popular chutney is a weird thing. I mean, to me, cucumber really doesn't have that much of a distinct taste, but yet this chutney made from cucumber is packed with flavor. It is commonly found topping our doubles or eaten with aloo and channa with rice.
Chutney can be made with a fruit or a vegetable. This condiment ventured down to the Caribbean from India. It's kind of like the idea of a coleslaw, that adds a hint more flavor to a meal.
This one is easy to make and does not require any cooking time like some other chutneys. A little grate here, some chops here and it's complete
Using hot pepper gives it a kick, but if you are like me and don't want too much of a kick, make sure to NOT use the seeds and membrane of the pepper. That is where most of the heat it.
And why did I get seedless cucumbers from Target and have to pick seeds out?
Have you tried chutney before? What's your fav food to top it with?
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 00:00
Keywords: blender condiment cucumber Caribbean
- 1 large cucumber (seedless preferably)
- 1/2 a large lemon
- 2 leaves shado beni
- 1 scotch bonnet pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 clove garlic
Wash cucumber and grate using large hole side of the grater.
Put to strain
Blend together salt, black pepper, lemon juice, pepper, garlic, and shado beni.
Give the cucumber a little squeeze to get out any excess liquid and transfer to a bowl
Add items from blender and mix
Leave covered for a few hours so that flavors can blend.
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