Spotlight On....Jalapeño Jam

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.

 
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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.

Jalapeño Jam makes a great accompaniment or topping for lots of different things. Loaded nachos is a firm favourite and rather than adding slices of jalapeños, drizzle over some Jalapeño Jam instead.

Jalapeño Jam makes a great accompaniment or topping for lots of different things. Loaded nachos is a firm favourite and rather than adding slices of jalapeños, drizzle over some Jalapeño Jam instead.

Eggs and Jalapeño Jam is a incredible combination. Try serving it with scrambled egg, drizzling over poached egg, or even with egg & soldiers smothering jalapeño jam on toast before dipping into a a runny egg.

Eggs and Jalapeño Jam is a incredible combination. Try serving it with scrambled egg, drizzling over poached egg, or even with egg & soldiers smothering jalapeño jam on toast before dipping into a a runny egg.

For more ideas, visit our chilli jam ideas on our website. Our Jalapeño Jam is available to buy online here.

Much jam love,

Kate x

BBQ Chilli Jam Ideas

With the great British summer upon us, it’s time to dust off the BBQ’s and get al fresco eating. And what better way to accompany your BBQ than with some chilli jams? Our range of chilli jams are delicious with any BBQ and here are a few ideas to get you started.

 
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Halloumi Kebabs

Cut halloumi and red onion into chunks, and cut cherry tomatoes in half. Thread onto kebab skewers, and grill on the BBQ, turning occasionally until cooked. Serve with Jalapeño Jam to dip your kebabs in to.

 
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Corn on the Cob

Grill corn on the cobs on the BBQ until cooked, turning occasionally. Smother Lemon Drop Chilli Jam all over the cooked corn cobettes. Return to the BBQ for a few minutes to caramelise the jam onto the corn.

 
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Sausage Sandwich

Take barbecued sausages, and smother over Jalapeño Jam in bread for the ultimate BBQ sausage sandwich.

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Burger

Once your burger is cooked on the BBQ, add some cheese and leave until melted. Serve in a soft glazed bun with a generous dollop of your favourite chilli jam.

Now it’s time to get the BBQ out and enjoy our chilli jams in the sun. All of our chilli jams are available to buy online here. If you’re struggling to decide which to go for, then try our chilli jam selection where you get to taste our full range of chilli jams.

Much jam love,

Kate x

Mango Recipe Ideas

Whether you want something simple to use your mango preserve in, or you’re up for making a recipe, we have some delicious ideas for how to use our Alphonso Mango Preserve this summer.


Alphonso Mango Preserve, Fruit & Greek Yoghurt

I love this summertime breakfast idea. I chop up some of my favourite seasonal fruit, including nectarines, strawberries, cherries and raspberries, and then serve with thick greek yoghurt and top with a generous dollop of Alphonso Mango Preserve. For some crunch, I add in some granola.

 
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Coconut & Alphonso Mango Preserve Smoothie

Blend coconut milk (such as Alpro) with banana and Alphonso Mango Preserve. For an extra creamy smoothie add in some coconut milk yoghurt too. This is vegan too, so perfect for anyone on a dairy free diet.

 
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Meringue Tray Bake

This is such a delicious and simple dessert to make this summer and impress your friends and family.

Make a basic meringue mix by whisking 3 large egg whites to soft peaks, then gradually add 175g caster sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks are formed. Spoon into a lined swiss roll size tin and level carefully. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 130 fan for approximately 30 minutes.

Once cooled, lightly whip 150ml double cream and then stir in 150g greek yoghurt, a couple of tablespoons of Alphonso Mango Preserve and half a punnet of raspberries. Top with the remaining punnet of raspberries and generous drizzles of Alphonso Mango Preserve.

I hope this gives you some mouthwatering ideas for how to use your Alphonso Mango Preserve this summer, which is available to buy online here.

Much jam love,

Kate x



Springvale Christmas Roadshows

Over the month of May, one of our distributors that we are stocked with - Springvale Foods - are running Christmas Roadshows for their customers to come along to and see what’s on offer this Christmas.

 
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We were fortunate enough to be one of the featured brands in the roadshow, alongside some other fantastic small businesses including Dean’s Shortbread, who have the most amazing new tin which makes the perfect gift, Noveltea, who make delicious alcoholic teas, and Heart of Suffolk Distillery, with their fantastic range of gins, to name a few.

 
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This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our range of products to new customers and also meet up with current customers. We are also giving them a sneak peak of our new gift box, which we’ll be able to reveal to you all very soon!

Much jam love,

Kate x