24 Apr 2009
A typical Argentine sweet: Tomato marmalade
It was weird-The first time I heard about a tomato based jam, I thought I had misunderstood my husband’s aunt-marmalade? I asked - Made from real tomatoes? Like, for spread on toast? And then I thought, but what does it taste like? Is it like a sweet tomato spaghetti sauce on breakfast? Serious, I couldn't even imagine starting my day spreading this over my toast But, botanical, tomato is a fruit and why not eats as a sweet jelly? In fact tastes good, different, but good. I also used as seasoning lamb, is delicious Dulce de Tomate is classic Argentinean comfort food, known by all. The marmalade on toasted or bread, whisked back to those childhoods This recipe was kindly bring to me by courtesy of my husband’s aunt Ingredients 2 kilos fresh tomatoes 1 kilo about 3 cups sugar 2 oranges 2 lemons 2 tablespoons whole cloves Method Remove peel from tomatoes and cut in small pieces. Zest oranges and lemons very thin Pour off juice from the tomatoes. Add sugar. zest and cloves Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Place mixture over high heat and boil rapidly, stirring often. Cook until bright and thick; about 60 minutes. Taking care that it doesn't stick or burn. Pour into sterilized jars to within 1/2 inch of top. Put on cap, screw band firmly tight. Process in Boiling Water Bath for 10 minutes. .