Red Tequila Jalapeno Jelly
We have been getting read for the Market on Main for the Slow Food conference and the upcoming Farm Market season. Today we made Tequila Jalapeno Jelly. This sweet and mildly hot confection is a favorite of many of our customers. Usually the japalenos are still green and we get a pale green jelly, but these are red and ripe. The color comes from the red of the jalapeno skin is it not gorgeous!
To start, here are the main ingredients, except for the sugar and vinegar.
After coring and dicing the jalapenos, I pulse them in the food processor. The jalapenos, lime juice, vinegar, and sugar are all put in the pot and brought to a full rolling boil, after 5 minutes, the liquid pectin is added and the jelly is brought to a boil for another 2 minutes.
When the jelly is removed from the heat, the tequila is added.
And the the awesome goodness is put into the jars for processing.