For his North African-inspired herb jam, the chef at Oakland's Camino uses a mixture of sweet greens (spinach or beet tops), stronger greens (carrots tops, fennel tops, wild nettles) and herbs like mint, oregano, cilantro or celery leaves.
Vanilla is a dominant flavor in this jam, that meshes perfectly with the sweet tang of the black plums. The fresh Mint assists in a slight menthol cooling effect, but doesn’t overpower the flavor palate.
An experimental flavor combination that turned out to be gangbusters! Next time you make strawberry jam, consider this recipe. Fresh mango, sweet strawberries, sprig of mint, and dark rum make this jam unforgettable.