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Strawberry Ghost Jam (pics)

Posted by greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 24, 12 at 12:46

Finally did it....

Bought a couple packs of strawberries, some sugar, and a box of pectin.
Crushed the strawberries, chopped up the Bhut Jolokia, and added sugar according to the directions
on the box of pectin. I think I should have used more strawberries or less pectin, but you live and learn ;-)
Just made for a very thick Jam.

I made a few jars to give as gifts this holiday Season, and I sampled the leftover jam last night....
yeah, it's hot alright. But so delicious! All told, it took about an hour...and was super easy!

Oh yes, my little red friends, join the berries....

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Boiling the berries, added sugar and Bhut!

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Jars pulled straight from a hot dishwasher, then filled with Jam, and inverted for 20 minutes.

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Then back into a hot waterbath to seal the jars properly.

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Josh


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Josh... This looks spectacular. Did you measure the ingredients? If so, do you mind posting? I want to make some of this tonight. I've been trying to decide what to do with the few bhuts I have left on my plants.....now I know! Thanks.

Tim


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Hey, Tim!
If you have a box of pectin, see if it gives you the measurements.
I did measure at the time, but I tossed the box. Now, if I remember rightly, the recipe
calls for 6 pints of strawberries and 4 cups of sugar. Crush the berries to satisfaction,
begin the cooking, add sugar and pectin as the fruit becomes hot.

Josh


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Also - 1 large Bhut Jolokia is probably enough.
Depends on who's going to be eating this delightful Jam, of course.

Josh


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Pass the toast, I need to try that Jam!

Great idea Josh.

Bill


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Thanks Josh. I bought the Certo liquid pectin. How long and at what temperature? I'll try to make this my last question. :)

Tim


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Sorry to jump in Josh.

Tim, see link below for a recipe.

Bill

Here is a link that might be useful: Recipe using Certo


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Thanks Bill.....Did you happen to get my e-mail? I sent it about a week ago.

Tim


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Tim, yes, I responded earlier today.


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Thanks Josh and Bill. I can't wait till it sets up!

Tim


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Excellent! And thanks for jumping in with the recipe, Bill.

Tim, how did it taste?! I ate several spoonfuls straight from the jar yesterday :-D
Couldn't help myself! The burn is quick to the ears and the back o' the throat,
but it mellows out within a minute or two.


Josh


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... but it mellows out within a minute or two.

That's the nerves dying.


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Man Josh that sure does look tasty. Do you still have my address for my holiday gift:)LOL


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Josh...it was excellent! My wife tried it this morning and loved it. I'm thinking about making a second batch with 2 peppers. Thanks again for the recipe.

Tim


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Thanks, guys!
Tim, you and your wife are welcome ;-)
I had a spoonful yesterday that burned me for about five minutes....
I think I found a piece of Bhut in that bite.


Josh


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yum.. that looks like it'd be awesome in a peanut butter sandwich!


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It's perfect for a peanut butter sandwich!
...Or a bagel with cream cheese, which really makes the heat tolerable. I love this stuff!

Josh


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one more use for your jam.. a spicy Old Fashioned.

i've been seeing more and more places making old fashioned cocktails with jam and bitters instead of the traditional sugar and bitters.. tried it last night with some mixed berry bhut jam and chocolate bitters, and it was pretty good. if you're a bourbon/whisky fan, give it a try.


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  • Posted by esox07 4b Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 31, 12 at 13:28

Drink the bottle of Whiskey first. Then try to jam. Alcohol makes a great anesthesia.

I dont get it. Jam, jelly??? What is next? I can see it now. Josh sitting at the Thanksgiving table: "hey, hon, pass the apple Bhut pie please". "Can I have a little more Naga Cranberry sauce". "Is there any Butch T fruit salad left". "Man, we gotta make some more of these Scorpion Sweet Potatoes for Christmas Dinner". "Hey guys, grab the Maruga mash and Vodka, the games are ready to start".
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Hahaha! Thanks for the ideas, and the laugh!

Bruce, I make a cranberry mandarin conserve during the holidays, and last year I started
adding peppers (Thai, arbol) for my fire-eating friends. It's actually very mild. I also made
plum jelly with arbol and thai added...great for a peanut butter sandwich. My sister makes a
nice platter of "Twice Deviled Eggs" using Bill's superhot powders. And the sweet potatoes.....
well, we added Chipotle and adobo sauce for a kick, and they turned out pretty picante.

Bloody Bhut Mary's....now there's an idea ;-)

Josh


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  • Posted by esox07 4b Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 31, 12 at 20:58

Josh, sounds like you do actually put peppers into just about everything. (:

PS: Seeds will go out in the morning.
Bruce


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Bruce......You say that as if there's something wrong with adding a little spice! :) Some of us just like a little adventure.

Tim


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Great post Josh!
Great pics too!

I just got some strawberries to make jam.. but think I will skip the hot pepper for now. lol..

Tim,
Yours looks good too!

JoJo


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My wife called me at work the other day. She put some of the ghost jam on a reese's peanut butter cup. According to her, it was spectacular. I haven't got around to trying it yet.

Tim


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Hello, JoJo, thanks for stopping by! :-)
You could handle this heat level, I think...and the flavor is superb.
Tim, I'm staring at an uneaten peanut butter cup right now...I just might have to give
it a go! Probably use up the last of this batch on it.


Josh


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Hi Josh!
Glad to be here! Besides, you know I can't be in GW without stalking my buddy over here! lol..

I just can't imagine how it would taste. Seems like such an odd combo. :-) I probably could take the heat. I do like a good jalapeno with cheese. ;-)

A Peanut Butter cup! LOL! Well just ate one but plain for now.

So did you Josh and if so , how was it?

Tim your wife is brave. ;-)

JoJo


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Well, she did marry me!

Tim


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JoJo, I haven't yet... ;-)
Tonight might be the night...!

Hehehe, Tim, sounds like you married
the right type of lady!


Josh


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