Welcome to the Signature Dish for the Non-Event Gala – the Smoked Tomato Jam courtesy of MetroTech Automotive. Thanks to Geoff Bragg, the Minister of Food Affairs, at Common Market for the jam recipe and one of the ways he likes to use it in the Alabama Grinder.
Smoked Tomato Jam Recipe: 3-minute video
- 3 tomatoes, smoked, reserving juice
- 4 cups canned, diced tomatoes
- 2 cups diced onion
- 1 tsp salt (plus more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup sugar
Time needed: 4 hours.
- Prep the tomatoes
Core and slice tomatoes
- Smoke the tomatoes for 30-40 minutes
Use wood chips in a hotel pan, flower pot, or electric smoker
Click here to watch a 3-minute video showing different ways to smoke the tomatoes
- Saute the onions until translucent
- Place the rest of the ingredients in the pan with the onions
Bring mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer
Simmer for 2-3 hours
- Puree mixture in a blender
- Add to your favorite sandwiches, on crackers, or in any other way you prefer
Click here to watch a 1-minute video to see the Alabama Grinder assembly process
Alabama White Sauce: 2-minute video
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup apple juice
- 1/2 Tbs powdered garlic
- 1/2 Tbs horseradish
- 1/2 Tbs black pepper
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and using a whisk, mix thoroughly. Use on meat, sandwiches and anything else that needs a flavorful sauce.
Homemade Pickle Recipe: 2-minute video
- 3 cups cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup pickling spice
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup salt
- 3 english cucumbers, sliced
Combine cider vinegar, pickling spice, sugar, and salt in a pot and bring to temperature. Allow to cool completely before straining off pickling spice.
Pour cooled pickling brine over the sliced cucumbers and let marinate for 20 minutes.
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