How to Use Chutneys for the Holidays
For those that don’t know, chutneys are typically used to balance out a dish with sweet or spicy flavors. While it can be readily found in India, there is no specific recipe for chutney – it depends on what you’re pairing it with! Most contain fruits and spices and are cooked slowly. Here at Circle B Ranch, we add no artificial preservatives and use all natural and organic ingredients. They’re even gluten free!
During the holiday season, chutneys act as the perfect compliment to your roast ham, cheese platter, turkey, or whatever dish your family brings to the table. Here are some examples for each meal type:
Breakfast: Serving up a bowl of yogurt with fresh grains? Don’t skip out on the fruit – pair your healthy breakfast with a serving of Marina’s Pear Ginger Chutney for a delicious start to your day!
Lunch: It’s easy to skip lunch during the holidays just because almost everyone makes an early dinner (we just can’t wait!). However, if you’re serving up a light lunch, think sandwiches! A salami, cream cheese, and Cranberry Apple Jalapeno Chutney sandwich will get your company excited for the award-winning dinner you’ll be making later.
Appetizer: Who doesn’t love appetizers? For an easy, tasty treat, skewer a cube of goat cheese and place a dollop of Marina’s Cranberry Chutney on top. The perfect party dish, made for on-the-go!
Dinner: The biggest meal – the one everyone looks forward to every holiday; dinner! Whether you’re making a pork roast, turkey, Hickory Smoked Ham, Circle B Ranch pork chops, or even meatloaf, there’s a perfect pair in chutneys. Any of our three chutneys would be a great addition to whatever meat-based (or even cheese-based) dish you decide to make!
Dessert: With all the effort you put into the rest of the meals for the holidays, don’t skimp on the dessert (but don’t stress about the time and effort you have to be put into it!). Grab your favorite scoop of ice cream, and combine it with some Marina’s Pear Ginger Chutney for a dessert your guests will rave over.
We all want to make a good impression when we are hosting friends and family over the holidays. You can do just that by using Marina’s chutney’s that perfectly pair with every dish you create. I guarantee that your friends and family will be begging you for your secret!
Before Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years hits (they’ll be here before you know it!), order your favorite Circle B Ranch chutneys! Or, if you’re not sure which one to choose, order the all three for even better savings.
-And don’t forget, holiday ham bundles will sell out quickly! While you’re grabbing your chutneys on our website, you might as well grab your ham as well!