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Sweet chilli jam recipe


1st Jan 2015 Recipes

Sweet chilli jam recipe

Chilli jam is a perfect accompaniment to barbecued meats or as spicier alternative to pickle with your cheese and crackers.

Preparation time:  5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Makes 250ml


  • 250g chargrilled capsicums, seeded and skin removed
  • 2 long red chillies, roughly chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, roughly chopped
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves

Recipe method

1. Process the peppers and chillies in a food processor until smooth.

2. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Cook the onion for 1 to 2 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

3. Add the pepper mixture, sugar, fish sauce and tamarind; cook for 10 minutes on a low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir through herbs; bottle until needed.