Recently, Sam of Becks and Posh wrote a post asking for ideas or suggestions on what to do with her excessive abundance of jam jars in the fridge entitled “Jammed if you do, Jammed if you don’t.” I gave this question some thought and decided to respond with a post of my own.
One of the first things to come to mind was meatballs. Particularly, my family’s recipe for Sweet and Sour meatballs. My grandmother came up with this recipe and it uses grape jelly in the sauce for its sweetness factor. But, we’re not done with the meatball category quite yet. Recently I was at a party where lamb meatballs were served alongside a nice helping of grape jam. Let me tell you, it was unexpectedly delicioso!
If you’ve read some of my recent posts, you might know I have an obsession with Swedish Pancakes. Part of what makes the crepe-like pancakes so delicious is that they’re always served with lingonberry jam (and some whipped butter). The lingonberries offer a sweet, yet not too sweet, taste to the perfectly textured crepes. So, after giving it more thought, I think that this would work well with any basic crepe. Raspberry jam seems like it would work rather well!
While it isn’t ordinary, the thought of a grilled chicken dish covered in a raspberry glaze (made from jam of course!) makes me drool. The same goes for beef, and some claim, even salmon (or other fish.) You can probably use up a whole bunch of your jam jars by serving up protein entrees with sweet fruity glazes. Actually, Recipe4Living just received a great Strawberry Beef Filet recipe. He made his own jam out of strawberries, but I’m sure already-made jam can be substituted.
Since cobblers are known for having the perfect combination of crunch and gooey fruity goodness, why not use jam?! I think it’s perfect if I do say so myself. Here’s a recipe I found that uses blackberry jam: Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler.
Jam is also pretty tasty atop some fried matzo (known as matzo brie), or as I’m sure you know: toast! Ok, that’s it. I hope this helped someone because I am plum out of ideas! Post here if you have any!
-Hillary, excited to finally go to Rock Bottom (the restaurant, not the human state)