I’m very fond of cold meats – which is fortunate as there’s always lots left over at Christmas time – and I love adding pickle or a preserve to my plate. This preserve not only tastes wonderful, it looks lovely too! A rich glossy chilli red, you can have no doubt that it is going to pack a punch. Men generally seem to like spicier, hotter things and I think this is always a good preserve to have in the fridge ready to add a dash of heat to a simple lunch or supper, or to just dollop on the side of your plate to add some delicious warmth!
You will need:
- 8 large red peppers, deseeded and chopped
- 10 red chillies halved
- 50g fresh root ginger pealed
- 8 garlic cloves peeled
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
- Put all these ingredients in a food processor and whizz until nearly smooth, then put in a large pan along with
- 750g sugar
- 250ml red wine vinegar
Bring it all to the boil and simmer for about 1-2 hrs, stirring occasionally. It is ready when the mixture is volcanic. Put into warm sterilised Jars and seal. Keep for up to 3 months and, once opened, keep in the fridge.
Makes about 8 small jars.