I'll eat anything as long as it looks good.
Normally you would use fresh tomatoes but without one to hand each day, the jar of tomato marmalade seemed like a good idea.
On the side of the jar it says for toast and for making sauces so it sounded to be just the ticket.
I tried it this morning by toasting a piece of barra rustica, drizzling olive oil on it and then spreading a layer of the marmalade on top. The result was quite delicious but not what I expected. The marmalade is sweet and smooth in texture without a strong tomato flavour. It complemented the olive oil well but not in the same way as a fresh tomato would.
Actually it would be ideal as an alternative to other types for making a jam butty*.
*We're not talking about a police car here nor the cockney rhyming slang for nutty. This is the snack that Scousers have when they feel a little peckish - two slices of Mother's Pride with a smear of butter on both and a good lashing of jam.
Imagine the conversation in the works canteen at Halewood. "Er, what's that jam you got on yer butty mate?" "Tomato". "Yer havin a laff aren't you". In Yorkshire they woud say, " you're p*****g up my back?" In the posher parts of the country they'd say, "how quaint, I must try some. Did you get it in Fortnum's?" "No Mercadona." "Is that near Harrods?" " No Lidl."