lychee and strawberry jam

Who would have thought that the humble lychee can turn into something so sublime when partnered with strawberries and ginger? Well, this jam is the proof! The subtle taste of lychees combines perfectly with the fruity aroma of ripe strawberries, and a hint of ginger adds a refreshing summer note.

The jam is heavenly on a slice (or two) of buttered brioche. I’ve already made two batches… Strawberry season is in full swing right now, so I’m trying to take advantage of it. This recipe works well with lychees from a can, but if you are lucky enough to find fresh, ripe lychees (like the ones you get in South East Asia) then by all means, use them.

Lychee And Strawberry Jam With Ginger
3 cans lychees (400g each), discard juice
200g ripe strawberries, stemmed and quartered
about 500g fruit pectin (or less, depending on the fruit)
45g finely grated fresh ginger
a bit of lemon juice

1. Put all ingredients in a large pot and cook until boiling.
2. Boil for 5 to 7 minutes.
3. Pour fruit and liquid into blender and blend until smooth but still a bit chunky.
4. Pour into sterilized jars.

Enjoy!

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