Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Savory Blueberry Jam

It's tough to write a blog post when you've been gone for so long!  Life's been a little crazy this summer, but I'm hoping things settle down soon.  I have a few things to share in the meantime, and hopefully there won't be too many more crickets.

So long as you're not sick of berries yet this summer, I'd head to the market and pick up some of the wild blueberries I've been seeing.  Then bring them home and whip up a batch of Blueberry Jam w/Rosemary & Balsamic!  [Please forgive the lack of pictures, my camera was probably hidden by boxes]  After my favorite recipe from last year, I had to try another sweet and savory fruit jam.  While it might not be as good as my tomato jam, it has made for some fantastic dishes in my kitchen.  



The first came when brainstorming what to do with scallops from our Fish Share.  I warmed some jam a bit on the stove (over low heat) and thinned it with a little water (could use broth) until it reached the desired consistency- not too thin, not too thick ;)  Served over simply seared scallops (no butter/wine sauce), you have one tasty dish!


As this savory blueberry would be a fabulous accompaniment to a cheese tray, I also found it to be phenomenal in a grilled cheese made with a combination of cheddar and cave-aged gruyere.  Looking at these pictures again makes me want to crack open another jar...  hopefully I'll be able to hold off and save what's left for gifts!

blueberries and melted cheese...  yum


What would you do with a jar of blueberry jam with rosemary and balsamic vinegar??

16 comments:

Erin said...

YEAH Shannon! To be honest if I were given that constellation of ingredients I'd call you first

Bridget said...

Ooo this jam sounds fabulous!! And is also making me want your tomato jam!!
Hmmm to expand on your grilled cheese idea, I think it would even be good on a burger! With cheese of course.

Esi said...

The flavor combination is fabulous and it is absolutely great for savory and sweet dishes.

Laura said...

on grilled cheese! You're killing me, this looks so amazing.

Megan said...

Mmm... I'd definitely go for the grilled cheese!

Elizabeth said...

omigod. That grilled cheese. And I would eat that jam with a spoon

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

Looks delicious. I bet it was great with the scallops and the melted cheese. Yum.

Cara said...

Yay! happy to see you! Hope the move went well :)

Joanne said...

That jam sounds fabulous! I love weirdo flavor combos like that :) I'd be tempted to turn it into a vinaigrette!

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These look so yummy! and just perfect for the kids. They like jams very much. They are addicted to it. They will surely love this blueberry jam of yours.

Natalie said...

oh my gosh--i WANT THAT GRILLED CHEESE! seriously sounds amazing!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This look incredible!

Sacha said...

This is right up my alley--I would love it. And I do have a lot of extra blueberries hanging around...

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

If this is anything like your tomato jam, I would love this! I want to squeeze out every last change to enjoy blueberries before they are gone!

Kerstin said...

Glad you're back! :) I want those scallops.

Cotter Crunch said...

blueberries and cheese is genius. Savory sweet goodnes!

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