Citron mostarda

Citron mostarda made from citrons harvested in our garden.

INGREDIENTS: Citrons (55 %), Sugar, Mustard essence.



Mostarda di frutta (sometime simply called mostarda) is a Northern Italian condiment made with candied fruit and a mustard-flavoured syrup. Different fruits are used depending on the region. Traditionally mostarda was used as an accompaniment to boiled meats, while in more modern times it has become popular to consume it in combination with cheese.
In the Mantuan tradition quince is normally used, but we use our citrons. The result is a really delicious product.
The preparation process takes four days:
I remove the top and bottom of the citrons and discard. I cut each citron into eight pieces (without removing the peel).
I cover the citrons with sugar and allow to rest for 24 hours. I separate the liquid that has formed.
I boil the liquid alone for 10 minutes. Still boiling hot, I pour it back over the citrons. I continue the soaking process for another 24 hours.
I repeat the same operation twice more, each time soaking for 24 hours.
I boil the liquid together with the citrons for 10 minutes.
I remove the citrons from the liquid and continue boiling until a density similar to that of honey is obtained and allow it to cool.
I remove the seeds from the citrons pieces and cook for 2-3 minutes over high heat in a non-stick pot.
I add the mustard essence to the liquid, stirring well to dilute it.
I add the pieces of citrons and place in airtight jars.

250 g jar.


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