People often ask me where my inspiration for my cooking and recipes comes from, and to be honest most of it comes from whatever I have around at the time. So its ingredient driven. I hate wasting food. I had a pile of onions left over from a shoot, so decided to make some onion jam.
I then contemplated what to call it because ‘marmalade’ in theory applies to citrus fruit (see my explanation of jam, marmalade and jelly here), but onion jam doesn’t sound as good. So marmalade it is.
Its worth making a big batch of this as it shrinks down to a small quantity.
- 750gms finely sliced white onions (about 4 – 5 big onions)
- 3Tbs (about) of olive oil – a glug
- 1/2 cup of red wine
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 bay leaves (optional)
- 1/4 cup (4 Tbs) red wine vinegar
- salt and black pepper