Just the term conjures up a spicy, sweet and tangy assortment of ingredients like dry fruits, mango or tomatoes and is a lovely way to dress up the most mundane of ingredients.
Not that I am saying that prawns are mundane. Far from it! So here is what's called a win-win.
It's also what I like to call organic cooking, at its best. You know when you begin with a handful of ingredients and go from there. I didn't really set out to make a chutney - I just wanted a delish base for the prawns.
And then I started pulling things out of the pantry, the last of the pine nuts, some dried cranberries, some Marsala and the list goes on. It was only when it arrived at the table that we realised - it's chutney alright!
Who knew that chutney and prawns would be the new Brad & Angelina of the culinary world - you know, sizzling hot minus all the kids!
We can all use some sizzle now and then, non?