Kumquat Preserves–Sweet and Spicy

Tuesday Food DayIMG_6282

Kumquats are all over the place these days.  And what to do with all those tiny golden orbs?  Easy, make preserves.  When I was trying to think up a winning entry for the Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational I used kumquat jam as a garnish for my entry the “Sweet Goat”.  KCRW thought I did a pretty good job.

I’ve also made spicy kumquat preserves to apply to a piece of halibut or mahi mahi.  Yumm.  And nothing could be easier.IMG_6316-001


  • 1 pound kumquats rinsed, sliced pits removed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Place kumquats, sugar water in a sauce pan.
  2. Cook for about 20 minutes.
  3. For spicy version add 1 Thai Chili Pepper and cook.
  4. Cook, chill, spread.
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2 Responses to Kumquat Preserves–Sweet and Spicy

  1. Yum, sweet and spicy, I want both. I bet it’s really good on fish. I’ve gotta make some!

  2. Janie says:

    Mmmmmmmmmm…. great idea!

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