A friend of ours had their Paw Paw tree blown over in the wind. So there were lots of free green paw paws being given away. We grabbed a couple and on the weekend made Paw Paw Chutney. We would never buy green paw paws so this is a little something delicious that only ever happens when we stumble upon some green paw paws.
Paw Paw Chutney Recipe (Recipe from a neighbour)
- 1kg of green Paw Paw
- 1kg sugar
- 100g of preserved or crystallised ginger (I use naked ginger)
- 1 cup of Sultanas (I am always generous on these)
- 6 Cloves
- 1 tsp salt
- 600mls of white vinegar
- 2 small Chillies
Put all ingredients except sugar in a pot
Bring to boil and simmer til Paw Paw is soft
Add Sugar and simmer steadily for 45 minutes (or add jam setter and boil rapidly as per instructions. I never have jam setter so I always just simmer for 45 minutes)
This simple chutney gets my kids eating things they usually don't eat. You just dip it in chutney. It's been at least 3 years since we had any so bring on meals with Paw Paw Chutney.