Pepper jelly makes a spicy-sweet match for soft cheeses, such as goat or Camembert (or even cream cheese) -- especially when served atop crackers or crostini. You can also use the jelly as a glaze for chicken or pork: Melt it, then brush it on the meat before roasting or after grilling.
Serve this easy-to-prepare dish family-style, right from the pan: Cut it into wedges, and spoon a little of the piquant sauce over each piece. The garnish of cilantro and chopped chiles adds color and heat.
This is a great pickled "vegetable" to keep in the fridge for sandwiches and salads. The recipe can be halved if desired.Excerpted from Mad Hungry Cravings by Lucinda Scala Quinn, to be published by Artisan Books on March 19, 2013. Photographs by Jonathan Lovekin.
This condiment, bright in color and flavor, takes just minutes to make. It combines sweet coconut, peppery cilantro, and a bit of chile heat to create a chutney worthy of pairing with our Shrimp Masala.