Wondering what to do with all those tomatoes that are appearing in your garden? Make some tomato jam! This stuff is so good and you can use it on any sandwich, hamburger, spaghetti sauce, etc. If I can make jam anyone can. Give it a try. Enjoy!!!! For comments/questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spicy Tomato Jam
1 ½ pounds of Roma tomatoes, cored and chopped coarsely (you can use other tomatoes for this recipe but be sure to peel them first and you will find the consistency will also be a bit different)
2 T. fresh lemon juice
2 T. brandy (optional)
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp. ground cumin
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp red chile flakes (more if you want is zestier)
1 tsp. salt
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized heavy bottom pot. Cook over medium high heat until bubbling. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer, stirring occasionally until mixture is thick and syrupy (this will take quite some time, at least 1 hour). Cool the jam, season with more salt & pepper or chile flakes if necessary. Store in frig or you may opt to can to keep it longer.
NOTE: Here is a tip for you on making the most delectable sandwich you have ever tasted. In ½ cup lowfat mayo add 1 tsp fresh lemon juice. Toast 2 slices of ciabatta bread, spread each half with lemon mayo, top with tomato jam, place 3 slices of turkey bacon and a some field greens on one half. Place other piece of bread on top. Take a bite and enjoy pure blistfulness!!!!!