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Sweet & Tangy Chilli Jam

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This sweet and tangy chilli jam is the sole reason why condiments maketh the dish. A true pantry hero, and one I definitely can’t live without!  

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SWEET & TANGY CHILLI JAM

PREP TIME

5 minutes + 15 minutes soaking
COOK TIME

25 minutes
SERVES

Make 1 cup
Ingredients

10 large dried red chillies 

6 fresh long red chillies 

1 red onion, roughly chopped 

5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 

1 stalk lemongrass, bruised, trimmed and pale part coarsely chopped 

2 tbsp chopped fresh ginger 

¼ cup vegetable oil 

2/3 cup brown sugar 

2 tbsp tamarind concentrate 

2 tbsp fish sauce 

Steps
Step 1

Soak the dried chillies in boiling water for 10-15 minutes or until softened. Then squeeze out the excess water and place the chillies in the bowl of a food processor. Add the fresh chilli, onion, garlic, lemongrass and ginger. Process to a medium coarse paste.  

Step 2

Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the chilli mixture and cook, stirring often for 10 minutes. Add the sugar, tamarind and ½ cup water. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring often for 15 minutes or until the water has evaporated and the mixture is dark and jammy.  

Step 3

Stir through the fish sauceAllow to cool slightly before transferring to a sterilised jar. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month. 

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Notes:

– Use your chilli jam as an all-purpose condiment. I love it with fried rice or noodles. You can add it to a stir-fry or use it to marinate meats. Try out my Chicken & Chilli Jam Traybake!

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