Onion Relish

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This onion relish has a rich, sweet and tangy flavour that compliments most meat dishes, be it sausages, pate or roast poultry. It can also be used to complement other sauces. Onion relish is sometimes referred to as onion marmalade because when it is hot it can be sealed in a jar like jam and kept for a considerable period of time. The relish can be eaten hot or cold, either way it is still really nice.


Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Serves: 3-4


  1. Thinly slice the onion and measure out the stock and brandy. the ingredients
  2. Place the butter and olive oil in to a large frying pan over a medium heat, when the butter has melted and is fizzing add in the onion. starting to fry the onion
  3. When the onion is starting to turn a golden brown colour turn the heat right down to the lowest setting and cook for 40 minutes. halfway through cooking the onion
  4. After the time the onion will have shrunk dramatically and should have a deep golden caramel colour. the cooked onion
  5. Turn up the heat to medium and add the brandy. After about 1 minute, when the brandy has been absorbed into the onions, add the stock and give it a good stir. adding the liquids
  6. Boil the liquid until it has become a thick syrup around the onion. reducing the liquid
  7. Serve, either hot or cold. the finished onion relish
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Useful Information

Can it be frozen? Yes.
Can it be prepared in advance? Yes, it can be finished up to 5 days in advance.
Will leftovers be nice? Yes, for up to 5 days.


- At step 7, you could place the finished relish into a sterilised jam jar, seal it and keep it for when ever you fancy, or even give it as a gift to someone. This quantity will approximately fill one 250ml jam jar.

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