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  • Onion Chutney

    2014-05-02 14.15.45

    So growing up in a house that LOVED cheese, having chutneys of all description was a standard. I think that my Dad had cheese and pickle sandwiches everyday for about 20 years! I’m not that boring but I love a nice platter with cheeses and pickle and tomatoes and the odd glass of wine :) So naturally after sucessfully making marmalade I figured why not give onion chutney a go. So here’s my go!

    1.5 kg of onions thinly sliced
    3 T olive oil
    300 g dark muscovado sugar
    200 ml red wine vinegar
    1 T crushed garlic
    1 T whole grain mustard
    1/2 tsp smoked sea salt
    1 t crushed chillies…or to taste…if you want kick ass then add more if not add less!

    Heat the oil in a large heavy based saucepan and slowly cook the onions until soft, but don’t let them brown. Stir in 3-4 T of the sugar cook for about 5 minutes until the onions have browned then chuck all the rest in and cook until it’s lovely and sticky and gooey and the liquid has reduced. I stirred it fairly regularly to stop it all from sticking and catching on the bottom of the pan. And voila! That’s it… now distribute into sterilised jars and you can keep for 6-12 months…that’s a laugh as there is NO way that it will stick around that long!