Chorizo jam

This moreish savoury jam would make a great edible gift in a hamper. It's wonderful spread on toast or crackers and goes well with softly cooked eggs


  • 500g cooking chorizo, diced
  • 1 large white onion, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 3 tbsp Sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 shot of espresso coffee or 100ml/4fl oz strong black coffee


    1. Fry the chorizo in a large saucepan for about 5 mins until golden and crispy at the edges. Remove the chorizo with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate, leaving the oil that has been released in the pan.
    2. Turn the heat down low and gently cook the onion in the chorizo oil for 15-20 mins or until very soft and starting to brown. Stir in the garlic, muscovado sugar, Sherry, maple syrup, espresso and chorizo.
    3. Cook slowly for 35-40 mins, stirring occasionally, until thick and syrupy. Turn off the heat, leave to cool a little, then tip everything into a food processor. Pulse briefly to chop everything up into really small pieces, then leave the mixture to cool before packing it into 2 sterilised jam jars. Will keep for up to 1 month in the fridge.