It all started with strawberry jam and then I made my own mustard.
Now I'm pretty excited to take on any relish or condiment myself. So when I got my new Southern Living in the mail I knew one of the recipes I was going to try was Red Onion Jam. In fact, it wasn't long ago I saw Nigella, the "Domestic Goddess" herself, make a Lamb recipe with a caramelized onion jam because she didn't have time to cook down onions in her day...
Hmmmm. Ok I'm thinking she took that a little far but I'll play along.
Anyways, in some respects I can see her point but I'll still make my own Red Onion Jam and then make the easy recipe later. And if you've had a tough week you can cry your eyes out while you're cutting those onions and no one will know the difference...
Red Onion Jam (Southern living July 2010)
4 cups thinly sliced red onions
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 tsp chopped fresh thyme
Saute onions in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low; stir in sugar, vinegar, and thyme. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until onion is very tender. Keep warm or cool and place in a jar and put in the refrigerator for future use.
Note: I sliced my onions with my mandoline. It gets a thin slice on the onions and it saves time. If you don't have one I highly recommend it.