Fig and Watermelon Chutney

Fig and Watermelon Chutney
Delicious with anything off the grill, this chutney also works with crusty bread as a nibbler on the table with cocktails or wine.

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 pounds minced onions
  • 6 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups brandy
  • 10 cups chopped fresh or pitted dried figs
  • 6 cups raisins
  • 12 cups pureed watermelon
  • 2 cups chopped fresh parsley leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a sauté pan and in it sauté the onion and bell pepper for 3 or 4 minutes and reduce the heat to medium.
  2. Add the brandy, figs and raisins to the pan, cook for a minute and then reduce heat to medium low and stir in the watermelon puree.
  3. Simmer gently until the raisins and figs are plump and tender.
  4. Add the parsley.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.