If you like tomato jam, we suggest you learn how to prepare two delicious recipes: one for red tomato jam and another for completely homemade green tomatoes.
The tomato is a vegetable full of beneficial nutritional properties for our body and is also a basic ingredient in the Mediterranean diet. It becomes an extremely versatile food in the kitchen, since with it we can make everything from a wonderful tomato sauce to accompany a good pasta dish to cutting them into pieces and accompanying a delicious and refreshing salad.
With them we can also make gazpacho, a cold soup ideal for the summer months and characteristic of Spanish cuisine (specifically Andalusia cuisine). But with tomatoes we can also prepare delicious sweets and desserts, such as the case of homemade tomato jam.
There are many varieties of tomatoes and in the market we can find them throughout the year, even so the best time for tomatoes is in summer. Taking advantage of the good moment of the tomatoes, we can make a lot of jam and have reserves of this preserve for a few months.
To make the tomato jam you just have to follow these simple steps that we propose below. Although we will also talk about other useful and simple alternatives to prepare a different tomato jam, such as the case of the curious green tomato jam.
Homemade red tomato jam recipe
Ingredients you need:
- 1 kilo and a half of red tomatoes.
- 750 grams of sugar.
Preparation of the red tomato jam:
- Wash the tomatoes well, remove the skin, the seeds and chop them.
- Put the tomatoes in a cauldron, add the sugar and cook over low heat until it boils.
- Keep boiling over low heat for 45 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Turn off the heat and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
- If we have decided to make preserves, we are depositing the jam in glass jars that we have previously sterilized.
- In case we are going to consume the jam in a few days we can keep it in the refrigerator.
Homemade green tomato jam recipe
Ingredients you need:
- 1 kg of green tomatoes
- 1kg of sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
Preparation of the green tomato jam:
First, wash the tomatoes well. Then remove the stalk and cut them into small pieces (preferably in four pieces so that they cook better later).
In an ideal saucepan for jams place the tomatoes, sugar and cinnamon stick. Heat over the heat until it reaches the boiling point, and then lower the heat to simmer, stirring frequently.
You should check the consistency of the jam from time to time. As soon as it reaches the consistency you like, let it foam at the end of cooking, remove the cinnamon stick and place it in jars.