Overgrown courgette marrow jam. Yummy ! ( Ginger or lemon )

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Overgrown courgette marrow jam. Yummy ! ( Ginger or lemon )

Postby Nature's Babe » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:28 pm

I let one get huge for seeds and was left with the flesh, and two or 3 got a bit large for courgettes so....

Equivalent of one huge marrow or a few smaller ones
1 KG OF Jam sugar ( with pectin, marrows have none )
flavour with zest of two lemons and juice of three.
and or root ginger grated or 100 g stem ginger
zest and juice of a large lemon
if ginger is not your favourite thing, then flavour with zest of two lemons and juice of three.


I peeled seeded them and cubed the flesh quite small for a chunky texture, you could grate it if you like a finer texture.
place chopped marrow in a large pan with the lemon juice and zest, cook gently, turning, till flesh turns transparent then add sugar and ginger and bring to a rolling boil, cook till a little sets on a cold plate. turn into preheated sterile jam jars. and seal with jam covers.
I used yellow courgettes and it gave the jam a lovely honey gold colour.

I might try a combination of dried apricots and grated courgettes next.
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