Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Recipe for Tomato Chilli Jam

Today I’d like to share with you one of my favourite jam recipes...Tomato Chilli Jam! It is perfect for on top of pizza, pasta or in wraps and hamburgers! My dad loves ‘his’ jam and makes sure he gets me tomatoes every now and then so that he has a ready supply in the cupboard!


1.1kg very ripe tomatoes
50g tomato paste
3 red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
600g sugar
2ml freshly crushed ginger
1 clove garlic, crushed
60ml lemon juice
20ml balsamic vinegar
15ml Worcestershire sauce
Puree half the tomatoes along with the chillies in a blender and roughly chop the remaining tomatoes.

Even if you don’t have plastic gloves, never attempt to cut up chilli without some sort of ‘protection’! Use plastic bags if you have to!!

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and slowly bring to the boiling point, stirring constantly. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer gently for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove any scum off the surface. When reduced by half, pour into sterilised jars, cool and cover and store in the fridge or seal as for jam.

I would love to hear how your jam making session went, so please leave me a comment below!

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