OMG – this is the yummiest chilli jam ever!  You can make it as hot or as sweet as you like, but be warned – once you taste this you will be addicted!  I made this the first time on the stove in a saucepan, stirring… stirring… stirring, until I had a brilliant idea to try it in the thermomix.  So easy – and the best part was my fingers didn’t burn for a few days after from chopping  all of the chillis!

Chilli Jam - 1

Ingredients

2 Brown Onions, peeled and quartered
6 cloves of garlic, peeled
4 red chillis
5 Red Capsicums (quartered with seeds and white membrane removed)
100g Oil (Peanut, Vegetable or Olive)
180g Brown Sugar
35g Fish Sauce
1 Lime (juice only)
2 sterilised glass jars (see below)

Method

Place onions, garlic and chillis into bowl and chop speed 5 for 10 seconds

Add capsicum and chop speed 4 for 4 seconds - use spatula to incorporate

Add oil and cook at 100°C at soft speed for 60 minutes in reverse

Remove lid and add brown sugar, fish sauce and lime juice and cook 100°C at soft speed for 20 minutes in reverse

Taste and adjust sugar if desired

Chop at speed 5 for 4 seconds

I usually drain mine in a colander to make it a bit thicker.  You can do this or place it as is in a sterilised jar and keep in the fridge.Chilli Jam - 2

(I sterilise my jars with Milton Anti-bacterial Tablets – they are found in the baby aisle of the supermarket.  It is a quick and easy process of filling up a clean large bowl with cold water, adding one or two tablets and letting the clean jar(s) soak for at least 15 minutes.  Drain on a clean tea towel and use immediately)

Keep chilli jam in the fridge and dollop on everything!!

Serves: About 60

Approximate Calories per serve: 30