Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chili Jam

Chili Jam


This is an exotic combination of flavors. The contrasts between spicy, sweet and salty work in perfect harmony. As it is homemade ,it’s all natural ,intense and delicious in flavor.
Great  as a topping for a mild cream cheese served with toast or crackers. 
It’s also a cool Giveaway from your kitchen!

You need:
-250g (about 9 ounces) yellow or red chili deveined and without seeds
-2 spoonful of white vinegar
-1 cup of sugar
-½ teaspoon of fresh pressed lime juice
-a bit of white wine
- 1 spoonful fresh pressed orange juice
-1 spoonful   butter
-1 pinch of salt

Openthe chilies as in picture, devein them and remove the seeds.
I recommend to use disposable gloves for the procedure to protect your hands.

Wash the chilies carefully, put them in a pot, cover with cold water and bring them to boil. Let them boil for about 5 minutes, drain and then repeat the whole procedure twice. This is very important to reduce the spiciness of the chilies. The flavor of the chili can become quite strong at this point, so don’t worry if it makes you cough a bit during the procedure. 

Blend the chili with the vinegar in the blender. Put the mixture in a pot, add lemon juice, sugar, white  wine and orange juice. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil for about 2-3 minutes  stirring constantly. Lower the heat only slightly, stirring constantly until the mixture has thickened ( setting point).

Put to boil for about 3-4 minutes stirring constantly then lower the heat stirring  constantly until the mixture thickens (setting point).
 Add butter and let cool down.


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  1. Although I cannot eat spicy food, my husband is a huge fan. I sometimes feel sorry that I cannot cook for him as three of us (me and kids) prefer mild flavor. He'd love this chili jam! It's wonderful you can make homemade jam like this. Someone like me has to buy from outside or make a smaller potion. :)

    1. Hi Nami,what a pity you can't try it yourself! It's really good but I understand of course.Take care!

  2. I love chilies! I've had something similar before, but this recipe looks more interesting. Definitely something to try! Good stuff - thanks.

  3. Glad you enjoyed it John! If you want to try it,I recommend to prepare the jam with the yellow chilies. They are milder than the red ones and have more flavor. :)

  4. this is such a great idea! looks and sounds so delicious!

  5. I haven't made jams and jellies in a while..but one of my favorite jellies is a hot and sweet pepper jelly. These look right up my alley and would make beautiful gifts!

  6. Hi Lisa,
    so glad you like the post! Iwas just wraping some of the Chilie Jams as a gift for friends when I read your comment.

  7. This looks so amazing! Totally good for speeding up the metabolism too! I'm definitely giving this a try


    1. Great idea, I din't think about the benefits for the metabolism, thank you Rachel!


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