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Tomato Red Pepper Jam - Il Fornello style

Breadcrumbs Jun 22, 2013 02:51 PM

Il Fornello in Toronto/GTA has a tomato red pepper jam that they serve with some of their antipasti and I'd love to find the recipe.

To look at the jam, all you see are chopped tomatoes and red peppers, there are no herbs present however, there is an anise flavour.

The jam is quite sweet, so sweet in fact that I'm not convinced there's any vinegar in the mix at all. I'm wondering if the anise flavour may be coming from a liqueur although I'm not tasting any alcohol at all.

Does anyone have a recipe that sounds similar?

  1. tim irvine Jun 22, 2013 03:31 PM

    Fennel?

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    1. re: tim irvine
      Breadcrumbs Jun 22, 2013 03:41 PM

      No. Absolutely just pieces of tomato and red pepper in the jam tim. Thanks.

    2. t
      tastesgoodwhatisit Jun 22, 2013 05:13 PM

      An anise flavour could come from star anise, which could be used whole, and then removed from the jam after cooking.

      1. a
        angelsmom Jun 22, 2013 06:49 PM

        Could thy use pernod liquor?

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