This is a spicy and sweet chilli jam made with peppers, tomatoes, garlic, fresh ginger and of course chillis. If you like it hotter add another chilli and if you like it milder just deseed the chilli. It is so versatile and goes with just about what ever you want!
Its great with cheese, especially fried Halloumi the saltiness of the Halloumi and the sweet spicy chilli jam are a match made in heaven. Also brilliant with burgers, sausages, cold meats, pork pie and stirred into stir frys and casseroles. The list is endless, but whatever you put it with you need to make it first.
- 2 peppers (red, orange or yellow), cut in half and deseeded
- 800g tomatoes
- 5 garlic cloves (or 2 round whole Cloves see photo), peeled
- 40g fresh ginger
- 1 large fresh red chilli
- 500g caster sugar (golden caster is what I like to use)
- 150ml red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp fish sauce (if you are vegetarian just leave this out)
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- Whizz the ginger, chilli and garlic in a food processor keeping a little bit of texture to the mix.
- Add the peppers and tomatoes and whizz up again.
- Pour the mixture into a medium sized saucepan and use a silicone spatula to make sure none of the mixture is left around the bowl, its to precious to leave any behind.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Bring the mixture to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 35-40 minutes stirring regularly.
- Allow to cool slightly then spoon into sterilised jars, seal and label.
This chilli jam makes fantastic homemade presents especially if you grow your own vegetables and have a glut of tomatoes and chillis! The only problem is once tasted you will find it hard to part company with the chilli jam filled jars. Oh well you will just have to make some more.
Don’t worry about peeling the ginger, it all gets whizzed up in the food processor. I love the whole fresh single cloves of garlic. You can find them in most lidl supermarkets and some green grocers/farmers markets are now selling them. They are easy to peel, succulent and full of flavour and are usually sold in a little woven basket.
Try and get hold of some of these garlics, they are fab!
The smell of these ingredients being blended are incredible.
Adding the peppers then the tomatoes into the food processor. You can use red, orange or yellow peppers or a mixture of your choice.
This delicious chilli jam can be kept in the larder for several months and once opened keep it in the fridge. It won’t be long until you are making another batch of this precious spicy and sweet preserve…. its soooo good.
Thank you for calling by my blog. I hope you make this delicious chilli jam. Please let me know what you think.