The first time I came across this tasty condiment was in the Cake Cafe a couple of years ago. My sister and her beau were adamant to bring me here one morning. So, with 3 sore heads and ravenous tummies, we headed off into Pleasant’s Place and treated ourselves to eggs and soldiers with a grand helping of red onion marmalade and thus my love for onion marmalade began.
I love having this with goats cheese or smothered on some freshly baked brown bread and Irish cheddar, mmmm…..a girl can dream!
I think one of the best ways for those non goat’s cheese lovers…yes, they do exist, is to gobble it up with something sweet like this red onion marmalade or sun dried tomatoes, the sweetness balances out the strong flavour that can be off putting for some people. So, without further ado I give to you a little something that may brighten up some of your favourite savoury treats!
8-10 medium red onion, sliced
1 large tblspn of butter
4 tblspns Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup wine
Heat a wide based pan and let the butter melt.
Add in the red onion slices and leave to sweat for about 5-20 minutes.
Stirring every so often to make sure they don’t burn.
Add in 3 tablespoons of the balsamic vinegar and stir. Allow the vinegar to cook off.
After about 8 minutes, pour in the red wine and sitr to combine and cover all of the onions.
Let the mixture reduce and then add in the last tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.
Leave to stew on a low heat for a few more minutes.
Serve up straight away or pour the mixture into jars.
Store in the fridge for up to a week or…
It can be perfect as a gift!!