Monday, May 9, 2011

Caramelized Three Onion Jam

I've seen a lot of hype lately about Onion Jam.   Recently several food bloggers have posted their versions, in addition to some of the big name Chefs like Nigella Lawson.  As I was menu planning for a Royal Wedding catering event, I knew I wanted to incorporate this somehow so into the kitchen I went.   This stuff is seriously good and is a beautiful accompaniment to so many items.   I found myself putting it on bread, crackers, pate toast, lamb, roast chicken and hamburgers.   You must try this!

After my successful and entertaining "A Royal Tasting and Feast", I received a jar of Balsamic Onion Spread as a thank you gift.   It's very similar to my recipe, except I don't use balsamic vinegar.   Try different variations, experiment and above all, have fun in your kitchen!

Caramelized Three Onion Jam

  • 3 large sweet onions, rough chopped
  • 3 large red onions, rough chopped
  • 3 large shallots, rough chopped
  • 2 T butter
  • 3 T honey
  • salt
Directions:   In a heavy pot over medium heat, melt butter and add all the onions and shallots.   Turn heat to low and slowly and carefully caramelize until deliciously dark brown and sweet.  It takes me upwards of two hours and I'm close by, stirring and making sure nothing is burning as that will result in a bitter taste.

Once onion mixture has caramelized and reduced (amazing at how little product you end up with), add salt to taste and finish with the honey, stirring well to incorporate.   Either serve once it has cooled or store in a jar in the refrigerator.   It's a great garnish or create an appetizer like I did with the pate or on a slice of tomato or my Caramelized Onion Bruschetta.   Add it to a turkey panini... it is so versatile!


Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

This sounds so delicious for little pieces of toast or crackers!

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

Thanks for the great recipe. I saw something similar at the supermarket recently and thought that it would be great to make at home, so now you have saved me the trouble of searching the web for it.

Harvesting for Life said...

Oh that looks absolutely fantastic!!!