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Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam and What to Do With It

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Spring Rhubarb Season is Here at Last!  Rhubarb Jam is easily transformed into this luscious Rhubarb Butter Sauce.

Salmon with Rhubarb Jam Butter Sauce with Spring Vegetables
Salmon with Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam Butter Sauce with Spring Vegetables
Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam with Toast on vintage plate
Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam ~ a no-brainer on your favorite toast, yet so many savory and sweet options

I love the process of Jam-making! Finding the perfect seasonal fruit and stirring it up in a pot with organic pure cane sugar and complementary flavoring ingredients.

What to do with it?

The jam’s sweet flavor has a tang and an exceptional ruby toned color.
I love to use it as a base for savory treatments! 
Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam Butter Sauce is a savory sauce with the jam as it’s base. 
To make it ~ To make, add Rosé Wine, Red Wine Vinegar and Minced Garlic to a small pan. Add 2 tablespoons of the Rhubarb Jam, them swirl in 3 tablespoons of Cold Butter, one tablespoon at a time until emulsified. Simple, yes?
Serve over grilled proteins and as a side sauce for all you Spring creations. 

I have a special place in my heart for Rhubarb… ready to pick now through summer. My grandparents had plentiful rhubarb plants sprawling in their garden, and rhubarb pie was typically served after dinner. This beautiful ruby hued perennial has an unique flavor that is distinctive, tart and heavenly scented.

Rhubarb’s sourness is flattered by a constellation of other fruits and flavors, but I like to keep it simple, and not overpower with much… so the plant’s essence is forefront. Look for rhubarb at your local farmers’ market.

I started this Spring’s Rhubarb recipe-testing with such joy and excitement!
Although my local farmers’ markets have not yet reopened for the season, I easily found rhubarb in many supermarkets and better grocery shops.

I always enjoy jam making – sometimes I make dozens of jars when fruit is at its peak and super-plentiful.
Rhubarb typically teams with juicy strawberries, yet I wanted the rhubarb flavor to shine.
This rhubarb jam scented with vanilla beans contains diced apple – whose texture almost disappears in the cooked jam, and adds another layer of subtle texture. Vanilla beans to not overwhelm – yet adds a lovely perfumed aroma as it “dots” the jam.

After making the jam, and loving-it!  – I knew it should transform into a wonderful sauce.
Try this Rhubarb-Jam Butter Sauce over Salmon like I did, or with many other dishes.

See all of my Rhubarb recipes here: My Love of Rhubarb category. Yes… I’m obsessed!

Salmon with Rhubarb Jam Butter Sauce with Spring Vegetables
Salmon with Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam Butter Sauce with Spring Vegetables
Simple ingredients for Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam
Simple ingredients for the jam
All ingredients in pan for the Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam
All ingredients are added to the non- reactive pan – simmered for 45 minutes
Testing the Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam - it has "set" and ready to fill the jars
Testing the jam – it has “set” and ready to fill the jars
Salmon with Rhubarb Jam Butter Sauce with Spring Vegetables
Salmon with Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jam Butter Sauce with Spring Vegetables dotted with my Rhubarb Vinaigrette
Salmon with Rhubarb Jam Butter Sauce with Salad and Rhubarb Vinaigrette
My Rhubarb Vinaigrette is super-simple ~ Make my Rhubarb Vinegar and whisk into a delicious dressing. Drizzling it over the vegetables. 
Shrimp with Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Butter Sauce with asparagus in a white plate
Shrimp and Asparagus with Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Butter Sauce – another great idea for serving the sauce 

Love Rhubarb? See my CATEGORY: My Love of Rhubarb

Let’s Celebrate Spring… Finally!
Karen

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