Nasturtium Orange Jam

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Nasturtium Orange Jam: When Miss. Flower meets Mr. Orange. Flamenco fire. A bit of sweet and a bit of bitter.

Nasturtium Orange Jam: When Miss. Flower meets Mr. Orange. Flamenco fire. A bit of sweet and a bit of bitter.


 

Flowering of nasturtium lasts for several months: mid spring until late fall. This is the season to make this nasturtium orange jam.

Nasturtium flowers have peppery, spicy and sweet flavor and give beautiful crimson shade to orange jam that is lightly bitter and makes completely different taste than Nasturtium Elderflower Jam

Freshly made, it fits Spanish almond biscuits, Rosegones, just fine. Scones are amazing to serve for breakfast with this jam as well.

 

If you canned orange jam in early months of the year, you could easily combine it with nasturtium flowers, once in full blossom. Just take your orange jam out of the jar, bring it to boil on medium heat and add chopped nasturtium edible flowers. Combine it all together, let it gently boil for several minutes and take away from the heat. There you have perfect, extremely nutritious jar of perfect treasure to assemble cookies for Christmas or glaze for your favorite cheesecake or fruit pie.

My greatest pleasure is to can such a lovely edible flowers jam into small jars and share with my fellow foodies.

 

You can prepare dishes using both fresh flowers and leaves of this beautiful plant. I even make pesto using nasturtium leaves and it is great! The leaves are loaded with vitamin C and iron and has some antibiotic properties.

Nasturtium Orange Jam: When Miss. Flower meets Mr. Orange. Flamenco fire. A bit of sweet and a bit of bitter.

Both the flowers and leaves, chopped, can be used in vinaigrettes, sauces, and dips. More on nasturtiums find here .

 

If you are lucky to have your own garden, nasturtium plant grows well with broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, cucumbers, kale, tomatoes, and pumpkins.

Doing so, you keep the crops healthy, fertile, and pest-free.

Once you start using edible flowers in your cooking creations, there is a whole new universe opening up. I have found and incredible link so you can learn more on edible flowers. Here it is.

Nasturtium Orange Jam: When Miss. Flower meets Mr. Orange. Flamenco fire. A bit of sweet and a bit of bitter.

Also, I have made some edible flowers creations on my own and made free E-Cookbook  .

Fell free to subscribe and you’ll get it directly into your mailbox!

 

So, before you start reading the recipe, do you perhaps know what nasturtiums symbolize?

 

The blossom is known for meaning “patriotism” and “conquest”. Somehow, flower has strong ties to combat and war, perhaps because of its shocking color of orange and red or maybe because the shape of the foliage resembles the appearance of a shield.

Nasturtium Orange Jam

Nasturtium Orange Jam: When Miss. Flower meets Mr. Orange. Flamenco fire. A bit of sweet and a bit of bitter.

Course Canning / preserving
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Nasturtium Orange Jam
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sized oranges
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 Tbsp pectin + 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 25 nasturtium flowers

Instructions

  1. Peel 2 oranges.
  2. Finely cut them into small cubes and put them in medium sized pot.

  3. Finely cut the other 2 oranges leaving their peel on and add them to the same pot.

  4. Gently wash the nasturtiums and chop the petals with your fingers before adding them to the oranges.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F. You need it to warm up the glass jars.

  6. Mix the pectin and sugar together and add them to the pot.

  7. Boil on medium heat, mixing occasionally, until the mixture starts to boil.

  8. In the oven, heat clean glass jars.
  9. Add the 4 cups of sugar to jam mixture and allow to boil for an additional 10 minutes.

  10. Remove the foam from the jam and fill the jars.

 

Nasturtium Orange Jam: When Miss. Flower meets Mr. Orange. Flamengo fire.

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