Red Onion Marmalade

Red Onion Marmalade
Red Onion Marmalade

 

One of my best mates got me a pretty cool collection of Kilner style jars for my birthday a few weeks ago, so I thought I would give a jarred recipe a go. This is an incredible accompaniment to any dish. Smothered over a bagel, a burger, a sandwich or it is especially good with some strong cheese on a cracker. It makes a fair amount so make sure you have a few clean jars at the ready. It should last a few months if it is sealed properly in the jars while it’s still hot.

 

About 2kg of red onions,
3 tbs olive oil,
1 ½ cups of sugar (this can be any combination of white, brown, demerara, muscovado or anything. But in general the darker the sugar the better.)
1 cup of balsamic vinegar,

 

-Peel the onions and slice them as thinly as you can.
-In a large stainless steel pot, heat the oil. Once it’s hot chuck in the onions and add a good pinch of salt to start bringing out the moisture from the onions.
-Cook on a medium heat until the onions start to brown and melt.  This should take about 30/40 mins and they should half in size.
-In another pot heat the sugar and balsamic vinegar until it starts to simmer. Add the onions and cook until the sauce starts to thicken.
-The only thing left to do is jar it up and then enjoy.

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