Jamie's pear & chilli pickle

pear and chilli pickle

Makes 3 x 450g jars

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 8 firm pears, peeled, cored and quartered

  • 140 g sugar

  • 2 teaspoons black mustard seeds

  • 4 teaspoons English mustard powder

  • 1 heaped tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

  • 150 ml white wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes

  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves

Sprinkle the tablespoon of salt over the pears in a colander. Put 150ml water in a saucepan, add the sugar and simmer for 10 minutes until syrupy. Turn the heat down and add the mustard seeds and powder, ginger, vinegar and chilli. Simmer for a further 10 minutes. Drain the excess liquid from the pears and add to the pan with the extra salt. Cook gently for 5–8 minutes until softened slightly. Stir in the mint. Cool a little, then spoon into sterilized jars (see the how to video http://www.jamieoliver.com/videos/762/v), closing the lids tightly.

Nutritional Information

Jamie's pear & chilli pickle

A chunky, fruity combo

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This take on classic Italian mostarda (with a kick!) loves chicken and pork and is great in sarnies
Makes 3 x 450g jars
30m (plus cooling time)
Super easy
Method

This is based on the Italian classic mostarda, which is fruit pickled in mustard syrup. They eat it with cheese and poached meats, and I love it with ham, pork and chicken.

Sprinkle the tablespoon of salt over the pears in a colander. Put 150ml water in a saucepan, add the sugar and simmer for 10 minutes until syrupy. Turn the heat down and add the mustard seeds and powder, ginger, vinegar and chilli. Simmer for a further 10 minutes. Drain the excess liquid from the pears and add to the pan with the extra salt. Cook gently for 5–8 minutes until softened slightly. Stir in the mint. Cool a little, then spoon into sterilized jars (see the how to video http://www.jamieoliver.com/videos/762/v), closing the lids tightly.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 38 2%
  • Carbs 7.9g 3%
  • Sugar 7.7g 9%
  • Fat 0.3g 0%
  • Saturates 0.0g 0%
  • Protein 0.4g 1%
Of an adult woman's guideline daily amount

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