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How to Make Chilli Jam...and some of our favourites to buy!

How to Make Chilli Jam...and some of our favourites to buy!

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In today's culinary world, chilli jam (often called chilli jelly or pepper jelly in the USA) has made a name for itself as a delightful condiment that adds the perfect balance of sweetness and spice to any dish.

Ranging from mild and fruity to scorching hot, there's a chilli jam out there for everyone. In this blog post, we'll discuss some fantastic pairings for chilli jam, review five of our most popular brands, and even share a simple, delectable chilli jam recipe.

Pairing Chilli Jam: Chilli jam is incredibly versatile and can be paired with various foods to elevate their flavors. Some of our favorite pairings include: Cheese and crackers, Grilled chicken or fish, Sandwiches or burgers, Pizza, Tacos, added to stir fries or even on top of ice cream or yogurt for a sweet and spicy dessert.

Chilli Jam Reviews:

  1. Scarlett and Mustard Chipotle Chilli Jam: This smoky, medium-heat jam is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of spice without being overwhelmed. The chipotle flavor adds depth, making it an excellent choice for pairing with grilled meats, tacos, or sandwiches. The consistency is thick and rich, and the jam is not overly sweet, allowing the chipotle to shine.

  2. Chilli Mash Co's Tropical Chilli Jam: A delightful combination of tropical fruits and mild chilli heat, this jam is perfect for those who enjoy a sweeter and fruitier flavor profile. It pairs wonderfully with fish, chicken, or even ice cream. The fruitiness of the jam makes it a great choice for summer barbecues or picnics.

  3. Angry Goat Pepper Co's Blackberry Ghost Pepper Jam: For those who love a significant heat kick, this jam packs a punch with the ghost pepper. The sweetness of the blackberries helps to balance the heat, making it a fantastic addition to cheese boards or a glaze for grilled meats. Be warned, though – this jam is not for the faint-hearted!

  4. Tabasco Pepper Jelly: A classic in the world of chilli jams, Tabasco's Pepper Jelly offers a mild heat with the familiar Tabasco flavor. This jam is an excellent choice for those just venturing into the world of spicy jams. It pairs well with cheeses, crackers, or even as a topping for pizza.

  5. Kelly's Jelly Marionberry Chilli Jam: This unique jam brings together the sweet and tangy marionberry with just the right amount of chilli heat. Marionberries are known for their large size, dark purple-black color, and unique, complex flavor profile that combines sweetness and tartness. Their taste is often described as richer and more intense than that of a regular blackberry. It's a fantastic option for those who enjoy fruit-forward jams with a hint of spice. This jam pairs beautifully with goat cheese, roasted vegetables, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Simple Chilli Jam Recipe: Ingredients:

  • 1 cup red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup red chilli peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor or blender, pulse the red bell peppers and red chilli peppers until finely chopped.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the chopped peppers, sugar, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until the jam has thickened and reached your desired consistency.
  4. Allow the jam to cool slightly before transferring it to sterilized jars. Seal the jars and let the jam cool completely at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Conclusion: Chilli jam is a delightful and versatile condiment that can add a touch of excitement to many dishes. Don't be afraid to experiment with different pairings and flavors – the possibilities are endless. Send us your pictures to our instagram at @slih.shop