• A dollop or two of home-made pickles will add a tantalising new flavour dimension to simple dishes. This blistered pineapple, cinnamon and ginger pickle is delicious served with fresh crusty bread and a sliver or two of strong cheese.

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    Recipe and styling by Sarah Graham

    Photograph by Kyle Rogers

    Blistered pineapple, cinnamon and ginger pickle

    Serves: Makes approximately 375ml (1½ cups)
    Cooking Time: 30 mins


    • 15 – 30ml (1 – 2 tbsp) avocado or cooking oil
    • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into rough cubes
    • 2,5ml (½ tsp) ground cinnamon
    • 1,25ml (¼ tsp) ground nutmeg
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) fresh ginger, grated
    • 5ml (1 tsp) salt
    • 100g (½ cup) demerara or light brown sugar
    • 100ml fresh lemon juice



    Heat the oil in a large heavy-based pan over medium heat and cook the pineapple until it just starts to caramelise.


    Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the mixture has darkened in colour and thickened slightly, 10 – 15 minutes.


    Spoon into sterilised jars and allow to cool before sealing.


    Can be stored in the fridge for up to 10 days. 

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    Imka Webb

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