1 ½poundsgood ripe tomatoespeeled, seeded and coarsely chopped, or just stemmed and chopped
2tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
1tablespoongrated fresh gingeror ½ teaspoon powder (I highly recommend fresh, store unused ginger in the freezer in pieces so you can take out what you need when you need it)
1jalapenostemmed, seeded and minced (remember to use gloves or use the wash hands touch your gum trick to make sure you don’t rub those hot oils into your eyes, nose or other sensitive places)
Combine all the ingredients in a heavy medium saucepan; bring to a boil; stir well. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture looks like a thick jam, about 1 hour or so. Taste, adjust seasonings.
Cool the mixture slightly then put through the fine disk of your food mill. Put mixture back into the pot and simmer over low heat for another 15 minutes or so, until thick.
Keyword savory ketchup, summer tomato jam, tomato jam