Red Grape and Balsamic Mostada

, from Issue #59. September, 2015
Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Red Grape and Balsamic Mostada

Use this versatile Italian chutney with cold meats, pâté, cheese or as an accompaniment to salads.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small red onion, chopped finely 
2 cloves garlic, crushed 
3 cups seedless red grapes
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
¼ teaspoon chilli flakes
1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
finely grated zest and juice 1 orange
¼ cup water
sea salt 


Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan and cook the onion and garlic with a good pinch of salt until tender. Add all the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 40-50 minutes until well reduced and the juices are rich and thick. Stir frequently to prevent it catching on the base of the pan. Cool and keep refrigerated but return to room temperature for serving. Makes about 1½ cups