Tomatillo, Jelapeno, Lime, Cilantro make a god damn good preserve

Last March my mother reminded about my grandma’s 90th birthday in April. She thought that maybe I should think about sending her a special card or a little gift. So, since I am the biggest fan of hand made gifts, I decided to make something special for her. And… since I am into food I instantly thought that maybe I could make a really cool preserve that could be put in a jar and shipped to Poland.

I don’t think my grandma’s pallet is so sophisticated but she isn’t picky either. I decided on 4 ultimately Socal ingredients so she could have a little taste of my life here. Tomatillos, jalapeno, cilantro and lime. I boiled them down and made a little preserve that could be used as a jam, chutney, marinade or glaze for meats. I ended up making way more  so my mom, my brother and his wife got some as well. I even made special Food Polka labels. Haven’t heard from grandma but my mother and her neighbor says it’s delicious. You are welcome to try it out.

03 19 15 tomatillo jam (28) FP

Spicy tomatillo-jalapeno jam

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb tomatillos (husks removed)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro (with stems)
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded and thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tbs honey
    1 cup water
    4 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
    zest of 1 lime
    pinch of salt

Now follow these steps:

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a saucepan and set over medium heat; allow them come to a simmer and stir occasionally; let them slow cook for about 45 to 60 minutes (until thicken and achieve loose jam consistency).
  2. Take pot of the heat and let it cool down; pour it into a jar or container; cover tightly and refrigerate.
  3. Enjoy.

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