Tuesday, August 2, 2011

cucumber marmalade

So I went a little bit overboard in the cucumber planting this spring and now find myself scrambling to figure out what to do with them all. While we love our pickles (post up coming) we only eat so many pickles in a year, besides, we are just now finishing off our pickles from two years ago so we do not need THAT many. In my search for cool cuke recipes I ran across one for cucumber cakes, breads, cookies (post upcoming), jams and marmalade. Since I do not have much time to mess about cooking for hours I decided to try the marmalade today and it is tasty! Beyond that it uses pulp in the recipe and since I have been on the agua fresca kick it is a good way to use some of the pulp in food products and not as a face mask. Granted, it does make a lovely face mask and all I am just not that kind of girl.

Someone saw my post about making this today and said it is delicious on fish. I also saw a recipe that suggested adding a couple of drops of green food coloring to the mix to make it prettier. I think it looks fine as is and didn't add any.

2 cups cucumber pulp (4-6 cukes)
4 cups sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
1 pack pectin or 1/2 of a 6 oz bottle of liquid pectin

Wash, trim ends, remove seeds and peel the cucumbers (I left the peel on).Throw the cucumber into a food processor until it is a pulp. Place two cups into a pan, add everything but the pectin and mix well. Bring to rolling boil, and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat, and stir in pectin. Skim the foam off and put into jelly jars. Process 15 minutes in hot water bath.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a really easy recipe that would make unique gifts at Christmas time. Like you, we can only eat so many pickles...