Sticky Tomato Jam

Ready in 50 minutes | Serves 10

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Spanish onions diced
  • 1 Red capsicum, seeded & diced
  • 12 Tomatoes, seeded squeezed out & roughly chopped
  • Cracked pepper & salt crystals
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup White vinegar

 

Directions

  1. Fry off the onion in the olive oil, then add the remaining ingredients. Bring to the boil then reduce heat. Simmer for approx 30 mins or until the sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.

  2. Drizzle the halved figs with some honey & bake for 5 mins.

  3. Bake the pieces of proscuitto until crisp 5-10 mins.

  4. Place the figs on the brushcetta, then a spoonful of goats curd then finally the proscuitto.

    Recipe courtesy of 3 Seeds Cooking School.

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