If you are looking for a sensational preserve to serve with cheese, fish or on a tasting plate then my Green Tomato and Lemon Preserve has to on your to do list. It has the perfect balance between sweet and sour, quick & simple to make, and once tried, you will keep a store of this in your cupboard (if you can stop your friends from stealing a jar when they visit!!)
This recipe makes 750g but I generally double the quantities as it is such a favorite.
Perfect with a crisp white such as a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris or Grigio.
GREEN TOMATO & LEMON PRESERVE
500g (1.1lbs) green tomatoes
1/2 medium lemon, sliced
1/2 cup cold water
360g (14oz) sugar
Put tomatoes and lemon in a pan, add the water and sugar. Cook for about 1 hour or until it jells when tested.
Pour into warm sterilised jars and seal.
Can be used immediately but will keep for 3-4 months when stored in a cool, dark space.