Our super hot single variety Lemon Drop Chilli Jam has been getting a lot of love recently from winning two stars at the Great Taste Awards and the Fresh Discovery Award at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair. So I thought this blog should be dedicated to this awarding winning jam.
If you have yet to try it, you maybe wondering what is all the fuss about Lemon Drop Chilli Jam?
Lemon Drop Chilli Jam is actually the newest member of our chilli jam range. We began with the Anaheim Chilli Jam and Jalapeño Jam and then we started to get requests from customers for a really hot jam, so we knew we needed a third flavour. We wanted this new chilli jam to not only be very hot, but also have lots of flavour and be unique. On top of that, we wanted it to be yellow to look different to the other two.
When we discovered the lemon drop chilli, we knew it was going the be the perfect addition to our chilli jam family. It is named lemon drop for its citrus flavour and bright yellow appearance. Originating in Peru, where it is known as qillu uchu, it has a unique lemon flavour, with an intense heat, which mellows to leave you with a warming sensation.
And when made into a jam we believe it is super versatile. Izzy in the Single Variety Co team tries out our jams in lots of different ways and particularly loves experimenting with the Lemon Drop Chilli Jam. Not only that, she is great with the iPhone camera and takes some amazing photos of her creations!
We get a lot of enquiries about what to use our chilli jams with, so I have asked Izzy to share her top Lemon Drop Chilli Jam ideas to get you started.
Firstly, if you’re looking for something simple, then Lemon Drop Chilli Jam can make a delicious condiment for your meal, for example quiche and salad. Alternatively it can be simply glazed onto meat before serving, or Izzy’s particular favourite is on grilled corn on the cob.
If you’re looking for something a bit different and are feeling inspired to get baking now that GBBO is back on TV, then do try out Izzy’s Lemon Drop Chilli Cake on our website. It is a traditional lemon cake with a warming twist - you just decide how warming you want it to be!
And finally, if you want something to wash it all down with, then you must try out Izzy’s super simple lemon-chillo - a fiery twist on limoncello. You can make it as sweet, boozy or spicy as you like!
What you need
300 ml vodka
Juice of 4 lemons
Zest of 2 lemons
50g icing sugar (or to taste)
3 tsp Lemon Drop Chilli jam (or to taste)
Funnel and empty bottle
What to do
Pour the water and lemon juice into a medium size saucepan and grate in the lemon zest. Simmer gently and add in the icing sugar a little at a time. The consistency at this point should be syrupy. Mix in the jam a teaspoon at a time and remember to taste as you go! Next, take the saucepan off the heat and mix in all of the vodka. Sieve the mixture into a bowl first, to ensure all the bits are removed, and then funnel into your empty bottle. Place in the freezer 20 mins before enjoying!
Much jam love,