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Chilli Marmalade

I named this blog after the recipe I have been tweaking for the last year – the condiment I use the most of – my homemade chilli marmalade.

Red peppers and chillies

This chilli marmalade recipe takes a hell of a lot of effort, a good hour of chopping and dicing the ingredients, and a ton of patience as the jam boils and bubbles down to a sticky glossy lava… but it’s so worth it.

I love to eat chilli marmalade on a buttered crumpet, spooned into a creamy pasta sauce, stirred into a vegetable stirfry or simply scooped up with crackers and cheese. Mr Q eats chilli marmalade in his ham sandwiches most days. It’s also great as a dipping sauce – use it as you would a Thai-style sweet chilli sauce.

Chilli marmalade ingredients

Here’s the recipe…

Chilli Marmalade

10 red peppers, deseeded and diced into small pieces
10 red chillies, chopped (leave the seeds in)
A thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and chopped finely
A head of garlic, peeled and minced
400g can of cherry tomatoes
750g golden caster sugar
250ml red wine vinegar

Pop everything into a big pot and bring to the boil.
Skim off the scummy bits that arise as you go.
Simmer until sticky and jammy.
Transfer into sterile jars (I put mine through the dishwasher just before jarring – unsure whether this method is ‘correct’, but I haven’t had any issues with the half-dozen batches I’ve done in the past)
Keep for six months in a cool, dark cupboard and refridgerate once opened.

Chilli Marmalade

Make sure you enjoy a big dollop of this chilli marmalade on some crusty bread while it’s still warm!

I tripled the recipe today, giving me 15 medium-sized jars. One for the fridge, plenty for my pantry, and a few to give away as gifts.

Have you attempted making jam? What’s your favourite to have on hand?

28 thoughts on “Chilli Marmalade

  1. Yum!!! Looks so good! Please save a large dollop for me! πŸ™‚

    I’ve also heard re: sterilising, that you can pop the jars in the oven, heats and dries them. Although I am no expert.

  2. Yum, this looks amazing. I am definitely keen to give it a try—someday when I have a kitchen of my own. I love anything sweet chilli flavoured, as well as anything with figs in…nommm!

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  5. I cannot wait to try this!! A couple of years ago, I made a spicy pepper jelly that we all loved, but I lost the recipe I used as a base and have never been able to find a recipe that I liked quite as well. I will definitely try this soon!

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  7. Stopped by to say thank you for following my blog and discovered this gem of a recipe – I absolutely love all types of chili sauces and jams. I am preparing to move at the moment but once I get settled I really want to start making some jams using all the summer fruit and veg and I think this needs to go on the list!

  8. Hi there, thank you for liking my post! Your chilli marmalade recipe looks so good. Great photos too. I’ll enjoy reading more of your recipes and kitchen adventures. I also like reading about your eating experiences in restaurants and your post about the picnic. You have a very nice and interesting blog!

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