By RonaNZ on October 24, 2007
Photo by RonaNZ
Photo by RonaNZ
"I discovered that the tree bearing fruit in my garden is a loquat tree. It’s under an oak tree so I imagine that it wasn’t planted there deliberately but was the result of seed transfer by a bird. I decided to make chutney from my unexpected bounty. I used a standard recipe for chutney as the basis but the astringent nature of the loquats made it too vinegary. After a bit of tweaking, this was my final recipe. I liked the way that the loquats kept their shape and the ginger, mustard seed and chilli are still visible so you can see the flavour as well as taste it."
Serving Size: 1 (21 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 120
"I made this last year and we loved it! So, it's loquat season again and I find myself in the kitchen making up a batch. Excellent!"
"This is such a good recipe and really yummy. My tree in my garden in Cyprus gave so much fruit this year I couldn't eat it all. So this was a real find. I made 2/3 the quantity and also reduced the amount of chilli by half like Sidney Mike. Everyone says its a winner."
"Wish I could give this 20 stars.The neighbours have a loquat tree and I used some of their bounty to make this recipe -- exactly as written. The fruit is now depleted, but I'll be there next year -- lurking to steal all the loquats and make this amazing recipe. I promise to share the results with lots of people. Thanks Rona, for posting an unusual and ever-so-delicious and interesting recipe."
"I love making chutney, so this recipe was definitely just waiting for me to grab! I did cut the recipe in half, & also used a little less than half of the indicated (very mild!) chilies! Made for a very tasty chutney, & one I'm happy to make again! [Tagged, made & reviewed as a recipenap in the Aus/NZ Special Recipe Swap #19]"
"I never had loquats before, but i have to say that in this recipe they were quite good. I felt the ingredients went really well together. I didn't jar them, but I did put them in a container, so some of the work was cut down a bit."