This versatile Sweet Chilli Jam has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy taste. Made with just a few basic ingredients, this jam will add a delicious flavour to so many savoury dishes.
Sweet Chilli Jam is absolutely delicious with cheese (Camembert) on toast, with some salads, or a glaze for meats and fish.
This jam is a success! It is a combination of red peppers and chillies mixed with sugar and cider vinegar to make this irresistible jam.
This recipe of Chilli Jam is mild to medium hot, and it depends of how spicy the chillies are that you have used or the quantity of chillies. So if you want it to be less hot decrease the quantity of chillies and increase the quantity of red peppers.
It is ideal to make this jam before Christmas, because it is a fantastic accompaniment to cheese boards.
Prepare The Syrup
Cut The Peppers
Prepare de Chilli Jam
Important: You will need to wear kitchen gloves while chopping chilli peppers, to prevent from burning skin and eyes!
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
700g red chillies, long
550g Romano red peppers
1000 ml cider vinegar
Prepare the Peppers
1. Wash and drain the peppers. Use a knife or your hands to remove the ribs and all the seeds. Then, thinly slice into strips or whatever size dice (use a food processor, if desired). Set aside.
Note: To cut the chilli pepper, use a pair of kitchen gloves!
Prepare the Syrup
2. In a medium pan, add the sugar and vinegar and place over a low-medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, swirling the pan occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved making a syrup.
Prepare the Jam
3. Add the chilli and pepper mixture to the pan (into syrup). Simmer over medium heat for 15- 20 minutes or until the jam jells when tested. Spoon the hot jam into sterilized jars and seal. Invert and set aside to cool.
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What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America