This week, we visited Anarchy In A Jar founder, Laena McCarthy in her Greenpoint kitchen, where she shared her recipe for Strawberry Basil Jam with us. Sign up to our newsletter to see Laena’s GIFT episode and hear her talk on jams, mustards, family history and flavor profiles!
2 cups Strawberries
1/2 cup of Sugar
2 Basil Leaves (torn up)
1 tsp. of Pectin (Laena recommends Pamona’s Universal Pectin)
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
Remove hulls from your strawberries and wash.
Add strawberries, lemon juice and torn basil to a pot and mash fruit.
Bring fruit to a boil.
Mix sugar and pectin thoroughly in a separate bowl.
Add sugar/pectin mixture to the pot and stir vigorously for 2 minutes.
Pour mixture into jam jars and let cool in refrigerator.
Spread on toast or add a dollop to plain greek yogurt — it’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory! This recipe lasts for 7-10 days, to make a long-lasting preserve, visit Anarchy In A Jar.