Jam Essentials: Spicy Tomato Topper

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

Put this together yesterday. It similar to a topping you might find on Spanish tapas, but with some different ingredients. I use it for appetizers, Hor d’ oeuvres, burgers, or to top a meatloaf. Experiment… Have fun.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Serves:
Several
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 14 oz
    diced tomatoes, 1 can, including juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar, or plain white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed

How to Make Jam Essentials: Spicy Tomato Topper

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. You will need a small saucepan to make this recipe
  3. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Add all of the ingredients, except the lemon juice to a small saucepan, over medium-low heat.
  5. Allow to slowly simmer until it begins to thicken.
  6. Depending your definition of “simmer” the process could take from 1 – 2 hours. Just make sure it is low-and-slow.
  7. Add the lemon juice and do a final tasting for proper seasoning.
  8. PLATE/PRESENT
  9. Idea #1:
    Soften some cream cheese, add a few spices (salt, pepper, cumin, etc.), mix in a bit of breadcrumbs for crunch, place on a tasting spoon, and top with some tomato topper.

    Idea #2:
    Same as Idea $1, except serve on toast points or crackers.

    Idea #3:
    Use it to top a meatloaf, or burger.

    Have fun with it. Enjoy.
  10. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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