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I simply love learning new recipes from different regions and cultures from across the world. I learnt cooking from the scratch, umpteen dishes and desserts from all of YOU. Awesome cooks, indeed.
Recently, I experimented making some marmalade with kumquats. I have always been fascinated by Kumquats, the lovely plant with its lush green leaves and bright tiny Kumquat fruit.
Last weekend I was lucky to have found much awaited wintery/spring fruit-fresh kumquats at the local Trader Joe's.
After capturing plenty of shots of these beauties, I threw a couple of these in my bowl of salad.It was a blend of sweet and tangy. Then I thought of making Kumquat salsa to enjoy it with crackers but eventually made a marmalade so that it lasts longer :)
|Little Gems are Gorgeous !!!!|
|Beauty at its Best !|
Kumquats: 1 Cup (finely chopped & de-seeded)
Orange: 1 (peeled, de-seeded)
Sugar: 1 Cup
Lemon Juice: 1/2 tsp
Ginger: a dash (squeezed to juice 1/2 tsp)
Now, lower the heat again, keep at low heat for 20-25 minutes till you get a jelly kind of consistency (natural pectin in the fruit will start oozing out & gelling at this stage).
Skim of the foam if any, remove from heat & keep ready to unload into a glass jar.
Now fill the marmalade into your glass jars.
Let the jars cool down to room temperature before putting on the lid.
Seal the jar & refrigerate.
If you can sterilize the jars ahead, with hot air - it will keep longer.
|Enjoy, Enjoy n Enjoy !|
I like biting into a spoonful every now & then - it's tangy, sweet & Yumm !!!!
Hope you will like the kumquat marmalade and shall give it a shot.
As always, Thank you so much for being here!