Strawberry jam with basil - a recipe, which few people know

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Strawberry jam with basil turns of medium density. Photos - Yandex. Images
Strawberry jam with basil turns of medium density. Photos - Yandex. Images

I love strawberries, but her season in our country is so short. So you want to have time to fully enjoy its taste.

The easiest way - is to cook a cake with fresh strawberries, a recipe I have already written and will leave a link at end of article. But what if you want to preserve the taste of strawberries for a long time?

Once passed the first strawberry boom and prices are coming down, I buy again 10-20 kg of strawberries, to make preparations for the winter. Five years ago, I first tried the strawberry jam with basil and a combination of flavors I was amazed.

Basil and strawberries - it's incongruous tastes, you might say, but it is not. Today I will share with you a recipe for an unusual jam.

Ingredients

1 kg of strawberry
500g sugar
50g fresh basil
Juice of one lemon

Cooking method

Strawberries washed and cut off the tails, then send in a saucepan. Add sugar and lemon juice. Berries crush using kartofeledavilki that they give juice.

The process of preparing strawberry jam is extremely simple
The process of preparing strawberry jam is extremely simple

I wanted in my jam was not as much as berries, but also to penetrate them into a puree is also not desirable. So I partially suppressed strawberries.

Pot put on the fire and bring to a boil. I favor the exact temperature, however jam I bring to 104 ° C. Once the degree is reached, add finely chopped basil and mix.

Strawberry jam with basil. Photos - Yandex. Images
Strawberry jam with basil. Photos - Yandex. Images

I spill jam on a pre-sterilized jars. Earlier, I wrote 3 simple ways to sterilize jars, leave a link at end of article.

I close the jar and store in a cool dark place.

How to prepare a strawberry jam, a step by step recipe. Photos - Yandex. Images
How to prepare a strawberry jam, a step by step recipe. Photos - Yandex. Images

On a note

✔ If you want to cook with whole strawberries, then try to choose a medium-sized berries. Fill the sugar and let stand for 30-40 minutes to give fruit juice, or sugar will burn.

✔ Lemon juice is a natural preservative, it allows you to preserve the natural color of strawberries, even after prolonged cooking.

✔ If you cook without a thermometer, give the cook the jam for about 10 minutes over medium heat.

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