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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Smoky Sweet Tomato Jam Recipe

Smoky Sweet Tomato Jam Recipe

Photo by Joy Summers

Now is the time when my pantry shelves and refrigerator door are beginning to thin of their condiments. I’m a little less ant and a little more grasshopper when it comes to summer’s bounty. I put up a few pickles and a long-gone jar of raspberry jam, but that’s about it for preserving the season. Now, in the middle of winter I’m depending on store shelves a little more often than I’d like. Sometimes you need a shortcut to the summertime, and that craving led me to this jam.

We’re at the in between moment where there is promise of thaw, but we’re no where near a growing season. In that cozy little crevice, fits this tomato jam. I love it scooped onto a warm bowl of cheesy polenta (here’s my favorite recipe) It’s also great spread on a bagel with cream cheese for an easy grab and go morning meal. I even like to use it in place of ketchup. Each spoonful is sweet, tart, and threaded with this waft of smoke.

Smoky Sweet Tomato Jam

6 Bushel Boy tomatoes
1 small red bell pepper
1/2 sweet onion
3 garlic cloves
juice from half a Meyer lemon
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon smoked salt (such as Golden Fig)
1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Tamari (soy sauce)

Roughly chop 3 tomatoes, pepper and onion. Add along with garlic to a food processor. Blend.

Dice remaining tomato. Add along with puree and the rest of the ingredients into a large sauce pot. Bring to a boil. Stir.

Reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally for 40-50 minutes. Allow to cool. Store in glass containers in the refrigerator.
 

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Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Permalink

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