Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Must Have Oct 28, 2013 Artisan Edibles’ Apple Fig Ginger Chutney SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest As the October daylight diminishes and the trees begin to take on burnished hues of red and orange, it is reassuring to know that one can easily find seasonal comfort foods to heat up the season as the impending winter inches closer. Luckily for those of us struggling with the cooler weather and with the gradual decline in the local produce that we have been enjoying all summer, there is Artisan Edibles’ Apple Fig Ginger Chutney: chutney that offers a savoury/sweet/tart background overlaid with bright sparks of apple, figs, and ginger.Located in Parksville, BC, Artisan Edibles is a company that takes seemingly ordinary ingredients and transforms them into products that are both familiar and innovative at the same time. It’s no wonder that the Apple Fig Ginger Chutney has proven to be so memorable; owner Maureen Drew says that the recipe is based on an 1848 Mormon recipe for apple chutney that her company has adapted to meet a growing demand for fig products. Due to their tart green taste, Drew uses Granny Smith apples in her chutney recipe, and their firm texture holds up nicely against the more pronounced taste of apple cider vinegar and Black Mission figs. Candied ginger gives the recipe a certain enigmatic “something” that more ordinary chutneys might be missing—a gradual build-up of sweet heat that complements, rather than overwhelms. Despite its bold flavour, this Apple Fig Ginger Chutney is a reliable kitchen workhorse and will pair with both the familiar and the unexpected.This chutney is excellent as an accent to a grilled cheese sandwich—nestled between thin slices of aged white cheddar or aged asiago and hearty whole wheat bread; it provides just the right amount of tart flavour to slightly enhance the zip of the cheeses. It makes a serendipitous addition to any Thai-inspired nut butter sauce—use it as an addition to a spicy SunButter sauce or peanut sauce (add the chutney in 2 tablespoon increments to the sauce when you’re combining your ingredients in the blender). Serve a beautiful piece of assertive blue cheese such as Bleu de Laqueuille or Poplar Grove’s Tiger Blue with this chutney and you won’t believe how made-for-each-other they’ll taste. Used as an accompaniment to roast duck, the dense gaminess of the duck will stand up to the complexity of the chutney without being overwhelmed by the large combination of flavours. Roast a head of garlic and then blitz in the food processor with some good chevre and the chutney before spreading on a lightly toasted, thinly sliced baguette and watch as your guests devour them. Sauté thinly sliced red onions in a heavy skillet in equal amounts butter and olive oil until fragrant and caramelized. Take off of the heat and stir in a couple of tablespoons of Apple Fig Ginger Chutney. Use to haphazardly adorn a Little Qualicum Island Brie or the most buttery soft brie that you can get your hands on. Apple Fig Ginger Chutney, and the entire Artisan Edibles line, is available across Canada in fine food stores. By Ashley Linkletterartisan foodsgingerParksville SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Dessert / Recipes July 13, 2020 Panna Cotta with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Basil Sugar Story and recipe and photography by: Isabelle Bulota Strawberry season has arrived! There is so much we can do with this delicious, beautiful ... Read More Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Comments are closed.