November 26, 2018
If you are looking for a conversation starter – go with tomato jam. Everybody who gives this a try for the first time is a sceptic and quickly turns into a tomato jam enthusiast. It’s fairly easy to make, keeps well and is the star of every cheese platter.
Personally I love to make little cracker towers with cream cheese. Great snack or starter.
_ finely dice shallots and mince ginger and garlic [I like to grate them]
_ drain tomatoes through a fine meshed sieve [reserve about ¼ of the juice]
_ place vinegar, sugar, reserved tomato juice, finely diced chilli, shallots, ginger and garlic into a large saucepan
_ bring to a boil and simmer until reduced by ⅓
_ add drained tomatoes an season with salt and pepper to taste
_ turn heat down and cook gently until the jam is thick and shiny
_ allow to cool before serving
[store in the fridge for up to 1 month]