Jan 20, 2010

Strawberry jam with rosemary, juniper berries and balsamic vinegar

Today I tell you how to make Strawberry jam with rosemary, juniper berries and balsamic vinegar. Exciting and aromatic jam with whole strawberries. Also it's a best accompaniment to your cheese plate. 

500 g strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 sprig fresh rosemary
300 gr. sugar
2 tbsp vodka
5 juniper berries
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
little bit of cracked black pepper

Clean strawberries, put them in the pan, sprinkle with sugar. Add rosemary sprig and juniper berries. Put on the medium heat, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Leave to cool, keep in a cool place for a couple of hours (or overnight), to allow berries to soak in syrup.

Pour the vodka and balsamic vinegar, add black pepper. Put the pot on low heat. Bring it to boil, skim the foam. Cook for 5-10 minutes (depending on the variety of strawberry, if more juice was formed it need more time to boil). Remove from heat. Remove rosemary and juniper berries. Cool and pour into sterilized jars.


1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful idea. I think I want to try. Just a few questions, if you don't mind:
    Did the jam gel up?
    Are the juniper berries fresh?
    Did you process the jars in canner to preserve?


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