How To Make Tomato & Chilli Jam…

Fancy making some tomato and chilli jam?

Today I am sharing this Tomato & Chilli Jam by Adam Woolven at Island Grill.

This barbeque season, put down the bottle of generic tomato ketchup and surprise your guests with something a little more original. Island Grill, the sustainable restaurant in Lancaster London, offers an unrivalled, eco-friendly menu. This summer, the kitchen team will be making all burgers from scratch in-house, so Head Chef Adam Woolven has started to prepare with his home-made chutneys and jams.

Adam Woolven, Head Chef at Island Grill, shares his recipe for a tangy Tomato and Chilli Jam.

How To Make Tomato & Chilli Jam:


  • 1kg Very Ripe Plum Tomatoes
  • 5 Red Chilli Peppers
  • 8 Garlic Cloves
  • Ginger (10cm piece)
  • 60ml Fish Sauce
  • 550g Demerara Sugar
  • 200ml Red Wine Vinegar
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper

How To Make:

Step 1: Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add the plum tomatoes to the water and boil for 10-15 seconds. Following this, run the tomatoes under cold water, then peel and quarter them.

Step 2Peel the ginger (easiest done with a spoon), then finely chop it, along with the garlic cloves and chilli.

Step 3: In a large pan, cook the tomatoes, garlic, ginger and chillies on a low heat until the mixture becomes of pulp-like consistency. Pour the fish sauce, red wine vinegar and Demerara sugar into the mix. Stir well. Season with a little salt and pepper.

Step 4: Don’t wait for the jam to cool – store the jam in a sterilized jar whilst still hot.

Step 5: Scoop a generous spoonful of jam onto your freshly barbecued burger – and enjoy!

Fancy making some tomato and chilli jam to serve up and impress your guests with at your bbq parties?

Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY

Tomato & Chilli Jam recipe and photos c/o Adam Woolven at Island Grill.

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