I've looked at a lot of ingredients and I've settled on making something that is fiery but not too sickly. I want a big chilli hit without the sweetness and a richness in colour, chunky and full of body; I've been experimenting to get the right taste for me. OK, so I did add a bit of sugar, but not too much.
Are you brave enough to try it?
It only takes a few ingredients.
Don't think you would want to eat it straight from the jar.
But with this cheese and fruit platter - it made a great addition to lunch.
Here is the recipe - give it your best shot!
CAPSICUM JAM - WITH CHILLI
2 red onions diced
2 red capsicums diced
3 long red chillies sliced, leave seeds in
100g caster sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
200g cherry tomatoes
In a large heavy saucepan heat oil ver low heat. Gently sauté capsicum, onion and chilli until they begin to soften.
Add tomatoes and cook until they are soft and mushy.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved, then simmer for 30 - 40 minutes until the mixture has thickened.
While this is cooking, wash and rinse jars and sterilise.
When the jam is nice and thick, ladle into hot jars and seal.
Once opened, keep in the fridge, otherwise it should keep in your pantry for up to 12 months.