Perfect for yourself for Christmas leftovers, or as a really thoughtful gift


  • 3 medium red chillies, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 thumb sized pieces of ginger peeled and chopped
  • 2 tblsp thai fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 450 g demerara sugar
  • 1 tblsp balsamic vinegar – llewellyn’s balsamic cider vinegar, dublin, fallon & byrne
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  • 1kg of tomatoes (approx 16 tomatoes)


  • The original quantities are doubled here, as I prefer to make a larger batch. In this case you really need to sterilise the jars you use in order for the jam to last longer.
  • To sterilise the jars and lids really the simplest way is to put them through a dishwasher cycle and make sure not to touch the inside of the jar and lid.
  • This recipe makes approximately 1 litre of jam; I distributed this amongst a variety of jars.
  • You can check what fits by filling them before hand with 1 litre of water from a measuring jug.

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