Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Red Onion Jam

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.


  1. Red onion jam is one of the awesomest condiments out there. It's the perfect companion for aged cheddar in a sandwich. :)
    Love how this version uses red wine vinegar... the one I tried making at home used balsamic, which just overwhelmed all the other flavours in the jam. Good, but not great.

  2. Seeing as I cannot comment on Toby's Corner, I thought I might leave a comment here. Let your husband know my partner and I loved his post, we had a great laugh over it and can't wait to see what else he gets up to!


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