I made my first lot of Christmas presents for some friends on Saturday night. This fantastic recipe came from the fantastic book A Home Companion by Wendyl Nissen. The jam is super easy to make and smells and tastes wonderful. The jam is kind of like a sweet chilli sauce.
4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and chopped
3 fresh chillies, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
50 ml red wine vinegar
500g tomatoes, chopped fresh or tinned
1 tablespoon fish sauce (I used vegetarian oyster sauce)
75g brown sugar or palm sugar
1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
A handful of coriander, chopped
Grind the garlic, ginger, chillies, cumin, mustard seeds and red wine vinegar into a paste in a blender.
Pour paste into a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Add tomatoes, fish sauce, sugar and turmeric.
Simmer on a low heat for 40 minutes until it looks like a sauce. Add the coriander.
Sterilise the jars (I pour boiling water in clean jars).
Pour chilli jam into the jars while hot.