02 October 2013

Smutty Sweet Chilli Jam

 

Why smutty you may ask?

It's spicy, fragrant, lusciously thick and indecently easy to make. 

It knows it's tasty and it knows you think so too. 

It's definitely smutty! 

It luxuriates wantonly in the fridge until you need it. It knows it won't be there long. 

I like to serve it with cheese and crusty bread or spread on a wrap before adding salad leaves, roast vegetables and fresh mozzarella. 

You can add a dollop to your plate when you are enjoying a curry instead of mango chutney and it's great on a wholemeal sandwich with brie and slices of ripe tomato or feta and salad. 

My absolutely favourite way to have it is in a stacked roll with a burger

Need some some inspiration for homemade burgers? Check out my Top 10 BBQ Veggie Burgers over at Baby Centre and my Top 10 Veggie and Vegan Burgers.



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Smutty Sweet Chilli Jam
An easy sweet chilli jam that can be made in under half an hour, but tastes luxurious. A versatile jam with a kick of chilli. Can be made milder or hotter to taste.
Ingredients
  • 4 red chillies
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • a chunk of fresh ginger (approx 3 cm cube)
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 50ml white wine vinegar
Instructions
1. Make a paste with the chillies, ginger and garlic. You can do this in a pestle and mortar or a food processor.2. Add the paste to a pan with all the other ingredients and stir well.3. Bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook the mixture for 25-30 minutes until thick and glossy.4. Pour into a clean jar and keep in the fridge until you are ready to use it.5. The jam will keep happily in the fridge for a couple of weeks. It's never lasted longer than that so far.6. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: 1 jar



29 comments:

  1. it's smutty for the smutts!!!!!!!.. this looks glorious and I love your jar, it's beautiful. Blog is looking so pretty too!

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  2. I've never made any, but I buy sweet chili jam all the time. I love in on hummus and crackers and corn muffins. I slathered it on some veggie sausage and biscuits I made last weekend too. Yours is so pretty!

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    1. Oh it would be good on veggie sausages. You really should try making it if you use it a lot Claire. It really is easy.

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  3. What an utterly gorgeous jar - and I am going to wrestle again this year with my carrot chutney that didn't turn out so well last time... but a tomato jam is going on the list as well. Dumped over creamed cheese and then dipped with carrots it would be lovely.

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    1. Oh yes, tomato jam with cream cheese sounds like a great dip. Mmmmmmmmm!

      Good luck with the carrot chutney!

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  4. Oh my my, this looks GREAT!! I think I would put this on everything ;)

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    1. Yes, that is easily done Cathleen. It is rather too good :)

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    1. Hmmmmm, I think I'll leave that one for you Bintu :)

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  6. Now this is truly one for #thesmuts Jac - love it and will be making it forthwith :)

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  7. Wow. Thanks for sharing. Love the clicks.. I want to virtually lick it with my finger.

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  8. I have a pan of tomato and chilli jam on the go right now. I've adapted it quite a bit and am using fresh tomatoes, but in essence it's your smutty jam - thanks for the inspiration :)

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    1. I know where this is going Choclette, I saw your tweet. Whoops!

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  9. Oops, got caught up on Pinterest and now I have caramalised tomato and chilli jam!

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    1. It was sooo good, it's all gone now and I'm about to make some more - might keep away from the computer this time though!

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  10. Excellent #smutty chili jam! Love, love love the jar and the jam sounds absolutely delicious. Can't wait to try it myself.

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    1. Hope you love it too when you try it Ros :)

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  11. Love the title and it sounds and looks divine. Gosh darn, I wish we didn't live on opposite sides of the globe. xo

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  12. i would love this on so many things! it's a lovely color, too, and i adore your little jar!

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  13. Love chilli jam! Where did you get your jar from? It's gorgeous!

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  14. I have now made this recipe about ten times since I got my shiny new maslin pan. It is delicious.

    I always use three or four tins as well and have started to give it away to friends and relatives.

    have you tried putting a teaspoon of black onion seeds in? That gives an incredible flavour, just omit the ginger.

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    1. I am so glad you are enjoying it. There is no greater joy for me than hearing that people are using my recipes and enjoying them. I love this one too. I'll try it with the onion seeds next time I make it. Thanks for the tip x

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