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Sauced: Sweet Mango Chutney

The Secret Ingredient column a couple weeks back caught my eye with mango chutney grilled cheese and then a mango chutney grilled chicken—I want both of them.

Chutney has become a catch-all word for South Asian condiments. They come in all flavors, textures, and consistencies, although, at least for myself, when I hear "chutney" I'm usually thinking of a sweet, saucy pickled fruit or vegetable condiment, which is exactly what sweet mango chutney is.

To make this, I slowly simmered mangoes, ginger, garlic, and onions along with some red pepper flakes, salt, and garam masala in a mixture of one part vinegar to two parts sugar. It took about an hour for the mangoes to fully soften and the sauce to reach the thick, syrupy stage.

I'm now the proud owner of three cups of this sweet, tart, and fruity sauce that's just waiting to be used for a whole host of delicious dishes.

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

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