Spiced Onion Marmalade

This weekend I made spiced onion marmalade with Oliver Pickle!! Oliver sometimes edits my writing. They also meet me at the market almost every week and tolerate my aimless wondering through the stalls. They would definitely not approve of my excessive use of exclamation marks. Anyhow, this Saturday we met up at the JT market, and decided to cook up some onion marmalade. What follows is the recipe!!

Okay, so here are the ingredients (!):
– 4-5 large onions (we used three red ones, and one Spanish one), thinly sliced
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– 4 cloves of thinly sliced garlic
– 3 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger
– 4-5 tablespoons of brown sugar
– A splash of dry red wine
– Two – three splashes of balsamic vinegar
– Approx 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
– 2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
– 2 teaspoons of Coriander seeds
– A dash or two of cayenne pepper
– Salt

and this is how we did it:
1) Heat oil on low in thick-bottomed pan
2) Add spices, onions, garlic, and ginger
3) Let onions sit for approximately one hour, stirring regularly, until onions are translucent
4) Add sugar, red wine, and vinegars
5) Let sit, on low heat, for another 1.5 – 2 hours, still stirring occasionally
6) Pay attention to the consistency of the marmalade, making sure that it doesn’t dry out, or burn. Add water if needed.

Oliver Pickle and I have enjoyed this delectable topping on a bagel with lox, a hot tofu dog, a cracker with cheese, and directly from the spoon.

We based this recipe on one we found on another food blog, though we changed the cooking time significantly, and added some ingredients. Click here if you want to see the original recipe.