Friday, April 13, 2007

Roasted Peppers and Strawberry Jam

While doing my weekly shopping today there were red peppers at the produce market for $0.99 a pound so I picked some up and roasted them under the broiler. I then peeled off the skin and store them in a jar with olive oil.

To Serve I lay them out on a plate, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with minced garlic.


There were also 1/2 flats of strawberries for $2.99 so I picked some of those up to make a few jars of jam to get us through until they come into season here in Michigan.

I washed and Trimmed the Strawberries, cut them into quarters making about 6 cups of berries then put them into a large pan and cooked them until they were liquidy and added about 3/4 of a cut of sugar. I also added a small amount of Gelatin but I don't think it made much difference. I like my jam a little runny and not very sweet so if you want something more traditional I suggest looking at a traditional recipe.

Once the Jam was done I put some jars and lids on boiling water and ladled the hot jam into the hot jars, tightened the Lids and let them set until they sealed.

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