Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Buy a Raffle Ticket. Win Chutney (possibly). Show NOLA Some Love.

Make this Indian Summer a tasty one. The DP Chutney Collective is offering a Sampler Pack of our most popular jars as one of several prizes at The Desk Set's Beaucoup Book Love Benefit held September 11 at Williamburg's venerable drinking institution Pete's Candy Store. Learn more about this day of Southern food, music, drink and charity by clicking here. All proceeds from this all-ages affair benefit the A.P Tureaud Elementary School in the 7th Ward.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chutneys (and relishes) Now Available at RADISH

Radish is the sort of gourmet takeaway and grocery store every neighborhood needs, the sort of place you want around the corner from your apartment for high quality, locally-sourced quick meals and pantry staples. We assume chutney must be a pantry/fridge staple in all of your spicy lives so head over to Radish and score a jar alongside dinner for the night. When it comes to snacking we're smitten with the homemade potato chips dusted with curry, but honestly everything on their seasonal menu looks amazing.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Collective Moonlights as Bartender

See our recipe for the summer-ready P&H Soda Gimlet in the Huffington Post!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jazzing Up Asian Supermarket Staples

Sure they're easy and quick to make, but now Chinese supermarket frozen buns and dumplings never need bore you again. Skip the sodium overdose of excessive soy sauce and substitute one of The Collective's offerings as Chinese Condiment of Choice. Both pork and vegetable steamed buns marry well with our Fiery Carrot Chutney with Nigella Seeds while custard-style soft tofu springs to life beneath a dollop of either Punjab Corn Relish or Middle Eastern Zucchini Relish. So we know, despite all suggestions otherwise, you're still gonna dip (and double dip) those dumplings and pot stickers - make a weeknight lazy meal an occasion fit for company by placing around small saucers of The Collective's summer-ready ketchups: Green Tomato, Plum or Mango-Chile.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fish a la Tripoli

The Collective originally created this scrumptious seafood entree with either shark or cod but now substitute various sustainable fish such as Atlantic Monkfish, Black Cod, Pacific Halibut, Cobia or U.S. Atlantic troll/pole-caught Mahi Mahi. Basically you just need a firm-fleshed, white-meat fish and any not on the endangered list will suffice.

Delicious with wild rice or toasted pita for soaking up the sweet and spicy juices, cauliflower or pan-fried cabbage makes an excellent vegetable accompaniment as does a simple arugula salad.

1 lb. fish fillets (choose from list above or as you wish)
1 T. sweet or hot or smoked paprika
1/2 - 3/4 cup of DP Chutney Collective Middle Eastern Zucchini Relish
1/4 cup oil ( olive or vegetable)
grated peel and juice of 1 lime

  • Cut fillets into strips or cubes and sprinkle with paprika and salt.
  • Heat a large skillet for 1 minute over high heat then add oil. Allow another minute for oil to become very hot, just under smoking point.
  • Add fish and sear quickly on all sides; a "blackened fish" is fine bit take care to not burn.
  • Add Middle Eastern Zucchini Relish and lime juice and reduce heat. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes depending on your preference for doneness.
  • Plate fish and sprinkle with grated lime peel. The fish should have a nice glaze from the relish and arrange the "solids" from the relish on plate as a garnish/condiment. Serve hot.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Brooklyn Kitchen Welcomes The DP Chutney Collective to their Esteemed Shelves

We're pleased as punch to now offer our chutneys and ketchups at Williamsburg's venerable Brooklyn Kitchen and Meat Hook. The sprawling space now provides all your one-stop shopping needs: artisan cheeses and dairy products, top-quality and humanely raised meat, pantry items, local produce, deluxe cooking supplies and even bags of hops for all you home brewers out there.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Chutneys For Sale in Red Hook, Brooklyn

If you didn't already have enough reasons to visit Red Hook, Brooklyn (terrific bakeries, restaurants, Ikea, Fairway) you'd probably still make the trip for the famous Ball Fields food vendors alone (for those not familiar with this Latin-themed Foodie Paradise, read about it here). Now Red Hook's open air market and performance space, Mercado, is launching its own pop-up shop featuring local, hand-created food products and crafts - La Tiendita. 

August 7th is the Grand (yet Soft) Opening and we'll be there to celebrate the newest addition to a neighborhood growing more and more exciting each day! Best of all, you can grab yourself a jar of chutney (or ketchup or relish) from The Collective as we're proud to announce our presence on La Tiendita's inaugural shelves. SO next time you grab a bag of Ikea's frozen meatballs skip the lingonberries and opt instead for a small-batch and hand-crafted chutney created in Brooklyn!

Save The Date!

The DP Chutney Collective will be sampling and selling our newest wares alongside old favorites at the upcoming Farm 2 Folk Fest, a most-important neighborhood benefit party raising money to provide local, farm-fresh food to all Williamsburg and Greenpoint  residents regardless of income level. Healthy, delicious food is not a privilege but a human right, so stop by and catch the live music, drink and food specials and be sure to snag a jar of chutney! Making their market debut: Green Tomato Ketchup, Blackberry Ketchup and Punjab Corn Relish among others.

Farm 2 Folk Fest
Sunday August 22, 2010
Union Pool
484 Union Ave (near Metropolitan Ave.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn