This week I thought I’d focus on one of our best selling jams which is our Jalapeño Jam. Our range of chilli jams are incredibly popular and versatile, from being used as a condiment, a glaze or in place of a chutney.
The jalapeño chilli, pronounced ‘halapeno’, is a bullet shaped green chilli originating from Xalapa in Mexico which is what the chilli was named after. It is most commonly picked and eaten when it is still green, much like in our Jalapeño Jam, although if allowed to fully ripen it would turn red. Today, Jalapeño chillies have become very popular and mainstream in the UK due to the embedding of Mexican cuisine in our diets.
When it comes to our Jalapeño Jam, we are very proud that it won a Great Taste Award in 2017. The judges commented that ‘ The jalapeno aroma is excellent. The balance of sweet and heat works very well and the length of flavour is just wonderful. We loved its versatility and spent quite a while listing how it could be used. Altogether a delicious, lively, well balanced piquant jelly.'
Jalapeño Jam is delicious with cheese, meats and even eggs. With that in mind, here are a few ways of using our Jalapeño Jam.