Monday, September 16, 2013

spicy refrigerator tomato jam


around this time a few years ago i made this yummy spicy tomato and peach jam and i loved it.... and since i had great looking tomatoes and jalapenos a few weeks ago in my garden i decided to make todays recipe.. it was really good.. spicy.. sweet.. and perfect on my outrageously good bltt.. {which i will post tomorrow}. i remember the first time i tasted jalapeno jam.. it was probably 1990 a client gave it to my boss for christmas.. he let me try it i loved it.. i then got the name of the company that made it... i called and got their catalogue {this was all before i had a computer} i ordered a few cases.. then in 1994 i had my own business making gift baskets and i had a spicy jalapeno basket that had the jam and chocolate covered jalapenos.. it was fun.. i loved it.. i now always have a jar of jalapeno jam in my fridge.. i love to mix it with whipped cream cheese and serve with crackers.. i like to put it on eggs.. in sandwiches.. on burgers.. yummmm..


spicy tomato jam

prep time: 10  minutes
cook time:  30- 45 minutes
servings:     1 half pint jar

ingredients:

2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 jalapeno peppers , chopped fine
juice and zest from 1/2 a lemon
1/2 cup sugar
 
directions:

in a medium sauce pan, combine sugar, chopped/peeled tomatoes, peppers, lemon juice and zest...  bring to a boil over medium-low heat reduce to low and simmer for about 30 - 45 minutes.. breaking down the tomatoes.. i used the back of spoon to "mash" them towards the end.. make sure to stir regularly.. it will start to become thick and jelly like.. when done ladle into a jelly jar.. :) and refrigerate for about 12 hours before using.. and then enjoy.. its only good for about 3-4 weeks..
 
enjoy and get cook'n!!
 
 

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