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Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by Tammy, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Tammy

    Tammy Guest

    I just borrowed my brothers canning book that tells a lot of unique recipes in it.I have never heard of a couple of them though.I still am going to try them to see if it may be something that i might like and use. One of these is mint jelly. The only thing that it really tells for use is that you can mix with different jellies for different taste or you can use it as a marinade for meats to either use alone or mix with another sauce.
    Another one that i found that i've never heard of is Pepper jelly. You use jalopeno peppers to make it with like 6 cups of sugar and pectin to get it to jell. I'm actually going to try this one today after i get some more pectin. i'm out.
    If anyone has heard of either of these i'd love to hear what yall think and what you all use these for.
  2. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

    Mint jelly is amazing when serving slow-roasted lamb. It is not a jelly for spreading on your bread-n-butter as a meal. I have found jars of mint-jelly in the local Walmart's food-aisle.

    Pepper jelly is great as an appitizer or finger-food when with friends. Blend the pepper-jelly with cream-cheeze and have a plate full of different crackers beside the bowl. Have a small spoon or knife to spread the tasty-treat on the crackers. Some crackers that I like with it are triscuits, vegi-thins and whole-wheat crackers. Experiment with other flat-breads.

    Again, pepper jelly can be found with the preserves in the Walmart food-aisle. I would suggest trying the two jellies from a store to see if you like them.

  3. Canadian

    Canadian Well-Known Member

    I'm only a fan of sweet jelly. I like the taste of lamb just as it is. I also prefer pepper sauce to pepper jelly. But that's just my taste. Enjoy your food.
  4. TechAdmin

    TechAdmin Administrator Staff Member

    Being in Texas I'm constantly bombarded with Jalapeno Jelly. I like it ok. It's Different. Mint Jelly works great for wild game marinades. Help kill the game taste.
  5. Tammy

    Tammy Guest

    I made a small batch of mint jelly and jalapeno jelly today. I caned them in pint jars instead of half pint jar. That is all i had to can in for the most part. I think i can handle the mint jelly as a marinade. I tasted a small dab it seemed like it would be okay mixed with some other kind of sauce.
    Now for the jalapeno jelly, i dont think i'll like it,but my husband on the other hand. I think that he may like it. My mouth is still on fire. I have found alot of sites that tell you to mix it with cheese or something like that with crackers. I'll have to wait for him to come home to try it. I'm going to see if someothers would like to try it as well.
  6. Riverdale

    Riverdale Well-Known Member

    Jalepeno jell is just like anything else hot. Dairy products (milk, cream cheese, sour cream) knock down the capsazin of the pepper.

    I like mint jelly on lamb and venison.

    The jalepeno goes nicely with breadsticks (or good old toasted homemade bread) with some cream cheese or sour cream. But then again, I love poppers, so I am biased ;)

    If you really want something interesting, I'll dig out my recipe for corn cob jelly and post it.
  7. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

    We serve both red and green pepper jelly at Xmas, two blocks of cream cheese cut in the shape of a Xmas tree then pour some of each over it, dip in with crackers, yum:2thumb:
  8. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

    When I was a grade schooler my color blind father used to put mint jelly on the PB&Js he made us, YUCK!!! Naekid is right, it tastes really good on roast lamb.
  9. Jason

    Jason I am a little teapot

    Riverdale, I'd like to see that corncob jelly recipe if you can find it.
  10. Tammy

    Tammy Guest

    the jalapeno jelly is not that hot considering you put like 6 cups of sugar in it..It is pretty good as a spread on cheese or almost anything that you want to kind of flavor up. You can also use it as a marinade. I'm going to make some red pepper jelly and maybe some bananna pepper jelly as well to use as marinades.
  11. Magi

    Magi Active Member

    Jalepeno Jelly sounds like something you could use in home defense . Maybe Habenero Jelly would work better. Smear in on your window sills to prevent burgulars. LOL
  12. Tammy

    Tammy Guest

    it doesn't have an appealing sound when you say it but it's not that bad when fixed right. it's not that hot and kind of has a sweet taste. good for marinades.
  13. mikhon

    mikhon Guest

    yes you can try jellies for your marinades. This can help the taste of what food you are marinading. As long as the taste is good.

  14. TechAdmin

    TechAdmin Administrator Staff Member

    I'd like to see the recipe for corn cob jelly.
  15. Clarice

    Clarice Well-Known Member

    I have been looking for a pepper jelly recipe. Can anyone help me out??
  16. Emerald

    Emerald Well-Known Member

    I like the Asian sweet chili dip- which usually has sugar, peppers and garlic and sometimes some ginger.
    Love my chicken in it! I just grill my chicken and then right at the end I brush it on and let it cook just a bit more and voila! Asian sweet and hot chicken!
    But I am a lazy cook sometimes :sssh:and just melt some apple jelly and add the garlic and dried chili and a bit of grated ginger and then put it back into bottles or jars and use it up in a couple weeks!:eek:
    Was thinking about trying the same trick with orange marmalade next! lol;)
  17. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

    1 large green bell pepper
    12 jalapeno peppers
    1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
    1 pinch salt
    4 1/4 cups granulated sugar
    4 ounces liquid pectin
    4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped

    1. Combine the green bell pepper and 12 jalapeno peppers in the container of a food processor or blender. Process until finely chopped. This can be done in batches, if the peppers do not fit.
    2. Transfer the peppers to a large saucepan, and stir in the cider vinegar. Bring to a boil, and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the mixture through at least 2 layers of cheesecloth, and discard pulp. You should have about 1 cup of liquid.
    3. Return the liquid to the saucepan, and stir in the salt and sugar until dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When the mixture comes to a rolling boil (one that cannot be stirred down), boil for one minute, then stir in the liquid pectin.
    4. Stir in the remaining jalapeno peppers, and ladle into sterile jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Seal jars in a hot water bath. Refrigerate jelly after seal is broken.
  18. snappy1

    snappy1 Well-Known Member

    Dean and Jason-- I will post the recipe for Corn Cob Jelly if it was not pm'd to you previously. Please let me know.
  19. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

    Grow yer own jalepeno's an ya have more control over the heat a yer peppers. I grow mild ones an don't use the seeds. Ya get a nice taste an just a tad a heat on the end, great on english muffins with eggs an home smoked bacon!

    A hint ta grownin yer own peppers, water them regular an they won't be real hot, let em starve fer water an they get hotter.

    Grandma used ta make cob jelly all the time. Was always good!
  20. marlas1too

    marlas1too Well-Known Member

    i like my pepper jelly very hot so when im making it according to a recipe i always double the hot peppers and i use habenero peppers the hottest in the recipe----jellied acid lol