"This was a food recipe challenge that was a nice surprise recipe. This recipe makes an excellent glaze for Sweet and Sour Chicken like you get in a Chinese-style restaurant. I've made it with meatballs as well." — mis7up
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fresh apricots, pitted and chopped
shallots, sliced into thin slivers
green bell pepper, chopped
red bell pepper, chopped
fresh pineapple, chopped
cherry tomatoes, chopped
minced fresh cilantro
freshly squeezed lime juice
1 (1.75 ounce) package
powdered fruit pectin
brown sugar, packed
sterilized half-pint canning jars with lids and rings
This was an amazing jam recipe. I couldn't believe it when I was canning it. This recipe was a food blog competition. Sort of like an Iron Chef from amother foodie website. The idea was to create a recipe with 2 star ingredients, then blog about it. Then others would vote on "would they make it" Well this was the result of a 2nd attempt. I was going for a spin on a citrus glaze for baked/grilled fish. The 2 ingredients were apricots and shallots. When I put it all together it had an amazing zing of flavors. And one that I couldn't believe was in comparasion to Sweet & Sour glaze from many of a fine chinese resturant I have ever eaten at....shocked and thrilled I couldn't wait to share with others. I have made nnumberous batches for friends and families in a small time frame since coming up with this recipe. Hope everyone else enjoys as much as we have. Note: 2 half pint jars can utilize 1 bag of frozen meatballs as well as 1 bag of popcorn chicken in the freezer section.
Excellent recipe. We use it on chicken drumettes off the grill. Need to make more next time. Does anyone know if I can double the recipe and still get this to firm up?
We love this recipe for an easy meal. We followed the recipe (x4). At the end of the afternoon,our home smells wounderful. The 2 alteration: a)adding worcestershire sauce to taste for depth, before the pection/sugar. b)Even though we (x4) the batch we only used a 1tbsp of minced jalepeno peppers. It turns out to be mild enough for our younger family members. In the end we ended up with 3-1Liters & 9-500mls canning jars. Hint* to ratio: 1/2 pint = 1cup =250mls
Made exactly to recipe, (except no cilantro). And made 1 1/2 batches w/ only 1 package pectin so it is more of a sauce and less of a jam. Used it last night as a glaze for cut-up, pork chops; also served some on the side for cooked carrots/squash and for the rice. Delicious.
I love this stuff! I canned the jam a few weeks ago and finally used it this weekend. My husband said it could use a little more heat, but I thought it was perfect!
I have "tons" of ripe Apriums and thought I would give this recipe a try. We think it's fabulous, but could use a little more "heat" for our taste. Also, next batch I'll thinly slice the shallots and then quarter the slices. I didn't like the way they appeared "stringy" when ladling the jam into the jars. After filling all the jars I couldn't wait to lick the spoon, LOL. I can't wait to try this on either the chicken or meatballs. Thanks for such a creative recipe!
This is soooo incredibly good! I didn't make it myself -- my best friend canned this (using peaches) and sent me a few jars. I served them with baked chicken nuggets. I did find I had to cut the jam with rice wine vinegar to get it a bit thinner and a touch less sweet, but I'm sure that just depends on what you're using it for. This is absolutely fantastic, the only thing that could possibly improve it would be some heat :) Thanks for the recipe, mis7up!
What a great reciepe, everyone I've shared this with is hooked, whether its spread over cream cheese and eaten with crackers or on salmon and chicken, its a real winner!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet and Sour Jam - Not Just for Chicken
Serving Size: 1/140 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 140
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 43
** Calories from Fat: < 1
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