Recipe for Strawberry, lemongrass & ginger jam
2 kg strawberries, stemmed and rinsed
1.4 kg white sugar
Zest & juice of 2 lemons and 2 limes
1 stick lemongrass, chopped
20 g ginger, peeled and finely chopped
5 g Salt
Layer strawberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemongrass, ginger and salt in a container, cover and leave overnight.
Place all ingredients except for the lime and lemon juice in a heavy based pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Add the lime and lemon juice and turn down the heat.
Cook for about 1 hour, regularly check the consistency of the jam.
While cooking, skim the jam with a small sauce ladle.
When the jam becomes thick and glossy, remove from the heat.
Pour into sterilized jam jars while still hot and seal tightly.
Leave to cool.