There are many uses for this Sweet + Spicy Tomato Onion Jam. It will add a rich flavor to any sandwich or burger. It is really good on a grilled cheese. Serve the jam as a condiment on a cheese platter. A perfect off-season fresh tomato substitute on a BLT. Garnish a bean or lentil soup to add flavor and color.
Sweet + Spicy Tomato Onion Jam
2 medium onions peeled and sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
11/2 lbs tomatoes- core, peel, seed and chop. Roma are best, but use what looks good.
½ cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
½ tsp red chili pepper flakes
While caramelizing onions in oil you can blanch tomatoes for easy peeling. Link to my recipe for Caramelized Onions. Drop tomatoes in boiling water for a few seconds and plunge into ice water. The skins come right off. When the onions are caramelized add the onions, sugar, salt, vinegar and pepper flakes. Continue cooking on simmer until the mixture thickens to a rich consistency about 1 to 1/12 depending how juicy your tomatoes are.
Store in refrigerator
It’s an easy process to remove the skins from tomatoes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer tomatoes from boiling water to ice bath.