For Weekend Herb Blogging,
being hosted this week by Kalyn’s Kitchen herself,
I thought I would share this jam.
Being covered up in yellow tomatoes I had to
figure something to do with them.
I have several recipes that call for lemon marmalade,
so I thought I could substitute this jam I found in a old
Food and Wine magazine in any of those recipes.
The jam came out very good so if your covered in yellow
tomatoes and have a little basil, sugar and lemon your set to go.
I tripled the recipe. I had to have some just to keep in the
fridge for biscuits.
You could skip the water bath and just cap
it for the fridge if your only making the original amount.
I didn’t peel but did spot off any tough parts of the tomatoes.
It has the taste of lemon with just a hint of basil.
Yellow Tomato, Lemon and Basil Jam
2 each lemons
3 pounds tomato — yellow, chopped
3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon chopped basil — packed, finely chopped
Using a sharp knife peel lemons.
Discard the seeds and membrane leaving the sections.
Peel any tough skin or discolor from the tomatoes.
Combine the lemon sections with yellow tomato, sugar and basil in a
Bring this to a boil and then lower the heat to moderate.
Cook stirring often about 40 minutes until thickened. Ladle out
foam on top of tomatoes as needed.
After about 40 minutes ladle mixture into sterile jars and process
10 minutes in a canner or hot water bath.
“Food and Wine – July 1994”