McKellar Ridge Sparkling Pinot Noir with home-made Chutney!
This recipe is really simple, yet so delicious and matched to a free-range Pialligo Estate ham.
Jar of Morelo pitted cherries
100gms dried apricots, chopped
4 sprigs fresh thyme
3 allspice berries
1/2c balsamic vinegar
1 Tb black mustard seeds
Drain the cherries (keep the juice). Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and simmer until the cherries have cooked down and the apricots are soft. Check the juices for sweetness and add a couple of tablespoons of the jar juice (if you like your chutney sweet). Season well with fresh cracked pepper and add a pinch of smoked salt.
A good chutney is dry but with a little wetness it adds moistness to your ham. A perfect match to the light but deliciously berry McKellar Ridge Sparkling Red Pinot Noir. Enjoy!