Here at bottleandjarstore.com we're always keen to make the absolute most of the wonderful produce the seasons have to offer. Anyone who follows my Twitter feed will know I feature a #Seasonalingredientoftheweek and this week it's the marrow.
As you can imagine I'm also pretty keen to find a way of preserving the yumminess of these seasonal goodies. So when faced with a marrow I have to admit I needed some outside inspiration, but with quick flick through some preserving books, and a little help from my Tweeps I came across this recipe for marrow and ginger preserve.
Whilst both the main ingredients are savoury, this is actually a lovely mild and sweet jam, with a stunning autumnal yellow hue (which darkens slightly when kept). It is nice and easy to make as the marrow thickens the mixture quickly ready for popping in a jar quickly - so you don't feel that you need to make huge quantities at a time.
Ingredients: - Makes about 10 1lb jars
- 6lb diced marrow flesh
- Juice and grated rind of 4 lemons
- 12 oz crystal ginger or 1 oz ground ginger - feel free to add ginger to your own taste though
- 6lb caster sugar
For such a hearty preserve I think these would suit a chunky, rustic style jar such as our Excellsens jars.