• Beyond the PB&J: 10 Savory Uses for Jam
  • Lori Fredrich
Beyond the PB&J: 10 Savory Uses for Jam
Jam isn't just for toast. In fact, it makes a delicious addition to a number of savory dishes.

  1. How about a glaze for grilled chicken, pork or ribs?
  2. Jam is the perfect ingredient for your homemade BBQ sauce
  3. Add to a cheese plate.
  4. Heat jam in a saucepan with Port wine and use to glaze ham or root vegetables.
  5. Pour over warm brie for a quick appetizer. Serve with crackers.
  6. Spread on a sandwich!  Turkey loves berries. And ham is great with rhubarb.
  7. Add to vinaigrette for a fruity flavor. For example, use berry jams with balsamic vinegar and oil for a delicious berry balsamic vinaigrette.
  8. Add fruity flavor to cocktails. Add a spoonful of jam to a cocktail shaker with ice, a shot of rum, fresh mint leaves and sparkling water. Shake, strain and serve.
  9. Recreate your next chicken salad. Just mix jam with sour cream, mayo, a dash of vinegar, salt and pepper.
  10. Marinate meat for grilling. A tablespoon of jam mixed with 1 cup of red wine, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh rosemary and a 1/4 cup of soy sauce makes a great marinade for pork.

Looking for delicious locally made preserves? Look no further than 5 Lilies. Our jam trio makes a great gift!

  • Lori Fredrich