Strawberry, lemongrass & ginger jam

Recipe for Strawberry, lemongrass & ginger jam


2 kg strawberries, stemmed and rinsed

1.4 kg white sugar

Zest & juice of 2 lemons and 2 limes

1 stick lemongrass, chopped

20 g ginger, peeled and finely chopped

5 g Salt


Layer strawberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemongrass, ginger and salt in a container, cover and leave overnight.

Place all ingredients except for the lime and lemon juice in a heavy based pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Add the lime and lemon juice and turn down the heat.

Cook for about 1 hour, regularly check the consistency of the jam.

While cooking, skim the jam with a small sauce ladle.

When the jam becomes thick and glossy, remove from the heat.

Pour into sterilized jam jars while still hot and seal tightly.

Leave to cool.

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