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Tomato Balsamic Jam

June 18, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

I made this as part of an entry into the aioli contest and decided to enter this as a recipe unto itself. I have been making it for years using with eggs primarily but its also a wonderful addition to sandwiches, or main dishes. Super simple to make and very versatile. Store in the refrigerator. —sdebrango

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups Fresh red cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 Shallot diced
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive Oil to coat pan
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. Coat your fry pan with olive oil, heat should be med/high. Add shallots and saute until translucent, add tomato,salt and pepper to taste and cook until tomato starts to caramelize but there should still be some of the juices from the tomato you don't want it too dry. Add the balsamic vinegar and continue to cook stirring frequently for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

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  • Ashley Marie
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I have loved to cook for as long as I can remember, am self taught learning as I go. I come from a large Italian family and food was at the center of almost every gathering. My grandfather made his own wine and I remember the barrels of wine in the cellar of my grandfathers home, I watched my mother and aunts making homemade pasta and remember how wonderful it was to sit down to a truly amazing dinner. Cooking for me is a way to express myself its my creative outlet. I enjoy making all types of food but especially enjoy baking, I live in Brooklyn, NY, and I share my home with my two dogs Izzy and Nando. I like to collect cookbooks and scour magazines and newspapers for recipes. I hope one day to organize them.

17 Reviews

Ashley M. May 12, 2014
Very delicious! Thanks so much for this recipe!
EmilyC August 15, 2011
I somehow missed your recipe the first time around. This looks so delicious and versatile...hope to try this soon!
inpatskitchen August 12, 2011
This is just lovely! and so wonderfully summer..
boulangere August 12, 2011
O yay! So glad to see this here!
lapadia August 12, 2011
I missed this the first time...saved, to make after the red pepper jam :)
lorigoldsby August 12, 2011
I like Megan's comment--this would be good as an alternative to ketchup!
meganvt01 June 21, 2011
Wow - I'd like to have this in lieu of ketchup on a really good grilled hot dog. Nice!
wssmom June 21, 2011
This is going on the bread that's rising right now .... thanks for posting, and thanks, boulangere, for noodging her to do it!
boulangere June 20, 2011
I just knew you'd get a great response to this beautiful concoction.
I can't wait to grab some tomatoes from the farmers market so I can try this! I love love love finding new recipes to use balsamic vinegar!!
creamtea August 12, 2011
This reminds me of Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: "I just *love* finding new places to wear diamonds"
boulangere June 20, 2011
drbabs June 20, 2011
sexyLAMBCHOPx June 19, 2011
Sounds absoletly decadent to me. Slather that tasty am on toasted artisinal bread and I'm in heaven!
aargersi June 18, 2011
LOVE tomato jams, and happen to have a colander full STILL ...
Sagegreen June 18, 2011
Savory jam, yum!
boulangere June 18, 2011
Just came home with a precious bag of early season tomatoes from my favorite market. They have this written all over them. Beautiful, and thank you.