Delicious Breakfast Recipes Using Jams
Weekday mornings can be rough, so you must try to start the day on a positive note. And what other perfect way can there be other than to kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast topped with or drowned in, let’s say, some yummy jam and maple syrups? From swirling honey spooned over your toast to making compote for your oatmeal, you can make some delicious, mouth-watering toppings to give your daily breakfast a refreshing touch.
Preparing and savoring recipes on your own can give you just the perfect mental boost you were looking for to begin your day. In this article, let’s take a look at some of the delicious ways in which you can use jams in not only your breakfast.
5 Exciting Ways to Use Jams for Your Breakfast
Nothing beats slathering your morning toast with rich butter and homemade jam. It does get even better when you make these treats with your own hands. Here are some wonderful recipes that will help you make the most of your jam bottles for your morning breakfast and any other meal too!
Liven Up Your Boring Veggies
Have you ever tried adding jam or orange marmalade to your broccoli or Brussels sprouts? No, it’s not a joke. This can be a valuable trick to make your children get into the habit of eating all sorts of veggies. Most of them do not want to eat bland veggies or ones with an acrid taste. Try this instead.
Lightly fry your broccoli or the sprouts, coat them with fig jam (or any other jam that your children like), and add a little caramelized onion or chopped bacon to liven up the taste. You will be surprised to find all the plates licked clean!
You can also try this dish as a fancy starter for your house parties!
Use As a Syrup
Here’s a neat little trick. Take your jam or marmalade, and add it to a saucepan on medium heat. Pour in a bit of water and mix it until you get a smooth, syrupy look. Voila! You have created syrup from your jam. Now, you can pour this syrup on your pancakes, crepes, or even your vanilla ice-creams.
You can even melt an ice cream entirely and mix it with the syrup to create a perfect treat. Vanilla works as a blank canvas; therefore, anything you mix with it tastes perfectly fine. You can also try your own combinations to see how it goes.
Add to Meat Dishes
Don’t get surprised after reading the heading. Jams taste pretty good when added to chicken or pork. If you haven’t tried it out, keep reading.
Chicken and citrus flavors mix up pretty well, so when you want to make your chicken a little extra tangy, try adding some marmalade or jam to blast up the flavor. Believe it or not, jams make your chicken taste more delicious and lively.
Toss the chicken in a pan with garlic, coat it with jam or marmalade, and then cook. You will see the sticky-sweet and crunchy glaze radiating in front of your eyes, lifting your simple chicken recipe up by a few notches.
In Salad Dressings
You open your fridge in the morning and see a heap of leaves; what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Maybe, preparing a salad is one of those thoughts. Don’t put them aside and wait for lunchtime; try this simple recipe to prepare a quick and healthy breakfast.
Toss the leaves with a little olive oil, vinegar, some herbs, and perhaps some chili flakes. Spruce it up by adding your favorite jam. Mixing in the sugary jam will cut the acidity and tang of the vinegar and transform your bland salad into a more mouth-watery and delicious item.
Slightly Different Sandwich Fillings
You might ask what the big deal is in adding jam and bread to make a jam sandwich or even a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s the American staple, and everyone knows that. But let’s do it a bit differently.
Take your regular cheese sandwich and add jam to it. Toast it until the cheese melts entirely and becomes golden. Or, take some brie and add pear or fig jam and eat with crusty bread. If you’re in the mood to try something really decadent, paint some butter on both sides of the bread and fry it in a saucepan until it becomes crisp and the cheese is bubbling hot inside. Top it up with a jam of your choice. Eat and taste the difference.
We often put aside our jams and jellies for special occasions, but we don’t think of trying them with different recipes. Jams and marmalades can work magic if you know where to mix them and how. Try preparing some more dishes with your jams and tarts and see the wonder.