All posts filed under: Jams & Chutneys

Pumpkin Jam

  Pumpkin Jam is one of my favourite jams ever. The perfect match with fresh cheese, more specifically ricotta…If you never tried this pairing, I suggest you to try it, but with your own pumpkin jam, of course!! Ingredients:  2 kg of pumpkin pieces without the skin (the bigger the pumpkin is, the better!) 700g of white sugar 1 small cinnamon stick peel of half lemon Preparation: Cut 2 kg of pumpkin in small pieces (the smaller the pieces, the faster it will cook). Place them in a big non-stick or copper pan, add the sugar, cinnamon stick and the lemon peel. Without adding any water (don’t worry, the pumpkin will release enough water) let it slowly simmer for about 2-3 hours until the pumpkin is almost a thick puree, when you slide a spoon in the bottom it should create a “road”. When you see that the jam is thick enough, you can remove the lemon peel and cinnamon stick. If you prefer a more homogeneous jam you can use the hand blender to make it more smooth. Place …

Passion Fruit Chutney

  What to do with lot’s of passion fruits? The first things that came into my mind were the cheesecake or pannacota, but finally I decided to try something different, a chutney. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1/2 onion 2 small garlic cloves 1 small chilli 8 passion fruits juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tablespoon of chopped coriander leaves 1 teaspoon of brown sugar Salt Black Pepper Preparation: In a small saucepan slowly sauté the half a onion, garlic and chilli all finelly cut with a bit of olive oil. Juice the passion fruits and remove the seeds with the help of a mesh colander. Add the passion fruit and lemon juices to the sautee, the brown sugar and season with salt and black pepper. In slow fire let the sauce cook until it achieves a more thick consistency. Add the cilantro leaves only in the end, do not let them cook too much. Believe me when I say that this chutney recipe will make grilled meats shine. It is a very tropical and summery …