We were pretty pumped to get a jar of Passow’s pepper jam in the mail recently. It both looks and smell amazing. Very red and very pepper-y, I went back to basics in terms of what to try this jam out with to give it a proper tasting. The solution? PB & J, bay-bee! Here’s what the jam looked like as I opened it:
Lots & lots of seeds, but a little tasted off the tip of my index finger revealed some spicy jam goodness. Toasting up some bread, I slathered on a little peanut butter and pepper jelly and was ready to make my sandwich ready for dinner.
A close-up view below of the jam reveals the seed-laden appearance. Chuk had mentioned elsewhere that he thought the seeds made it a little chewy, but I took that with a grain of salt until I tasted it myself.
Cross-section of the sandwich! Taste-wise, it was pretty tasty by PB & J standards…although it wasn’t spicy enough to make me reach for a drink. I didn’t think the seeds made it too chewy, but then again the peanut butter changes the texture and masks that a little bit.
Overall, it’s pretty good jam. When Jon makes batch #2 of this, I would agree that he should de-seed the peppers and maybe tweak the pectin amount a little to make it thicker. As for taste, it’s certainly a winner. There are more PB & J sandwiches in my future until I use this stuff up… yummy!