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Chilean Green Chili Jam Recipe
Chilean Green Chili Jam Recipe

An innovative and delicious recipe for Chilean green chili jam, tasty and slightly spicy, perfect to pair with cheeses and/or toast as an appetizer, or to accompany baked or grilled meat dishes.

How to make Green Chili Jam?

Preparing this jam will of course require a good green chili, clean and fleshy, a little sugar, cinnamon sticks, and a touch of lemon juice, very simple and versatile.

Nutritional Information

Category: Jams
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 350
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Green Chili Jam Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 kg of green chilies
  • 500 g of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemon

Preparation

  1. Wash the chilies very well, preferably large green chilies, which are generally less spicy, cut them horizontally, remove the stem, white veins, and seeds from the inside.
  2. Reserve the chilies in a large pot, cover with cold water, bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, remove from the heat, drain in a colander, and rinse with plenty of cold water.
  3. Weigh the chilies to calculate the proportion of sugar (2 parts of chilies to 1 part of sugar), reserve in a food processor and process until you get a creamy and homogeneous paste.
  4. Transfer the chili paste to a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, add the cinnamon stick and gradually incorporate the sugar, stirring constantly until completely dissolved, cook for about 20 to 30 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally until reaching the desired consistency, integrate the lemon juice a couple of minutes before turning off the heat.
  5. Pack in clean and sterilized jars by pouring the green chili jam while still hot or cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to consume.  Serve the green chili jam as an accompaniment to white cheeses, toast, or savory crackers.

Benefits of consuming Chili

Chili is an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps strengthen the immune system, promotes skin health, and contributes to collagen production.

They contain capsaicin, a compound that gives them their spicy flavor and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Capsaicin can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain associated with conditions such as arthritis.

Did you know?

In summary, chili is an essential ingredient in Chilean cuisine and is widely used in a variety of dishes and preparations, providing a flavor that adds a distinctive touch to Chilean gastronomy and is part of the culinary identity of the country.

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