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LAMB HAM WITH APRICOT CHUTNEY

Stephen Doyle

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(Serve with Magnum 2013 Pinot Noir)

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/03/31/396588498/the-resurrection-of-lamb-ham-a-colonial-tradition-revived

DRIED APRICOT, DATE AND GINGER CHUTNEY
Duration: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2.5 cups servings

INGREDIENTS
12 ounces dried apricot halves boiling water
4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup halved pitted dates
3/4 cup golden raisins

PREPARATION
Place the apricots in a bowl and pour in enough boiling water to cover them. Let the apricots soak for 30-60 minutes. Drain the apricots and place them in a saucepan. Add the garlic, ginger, sugar, vinegar, cayenne pepper and salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer the ingredients, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Add the dates and raisins and cook for another 20-25 minutes or until the fruits are tender and thick. Let cool. Makes about 2-1/2 cups