Figs & Orange Blossom Chutney
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Amy's blog posting on chutneys caused me to splurge $10 (!) on a jar of Moroccan Figs and Orange Blosson chutney while I was grocery shopping at Garden of Eden over the weekend. I loved Amy's suggestion of chutney as an accompaniment to cheese and decided to try it right away.
This unusual chutney made by a British company called Nomades Moroccan Recipes is inspired from Middle Eastern flavours including orange blossom water, sultanas, ginger and cinnamon. Toss these in with figs, vinegar, salt and sugar and you get a wonderfully aromatic chutney with lots of texture from the figs and the fig seeds. I love the sweet/salty combo and it was just divine when served on a wheat cracker, topped with a gooey brie. A handful of crackers with fig chutney and brie washed down with a glass of chilled Sancerre is my perfect dinner on a warm night.