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.
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.
- 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
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!
Yield: 1 jar