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Title: Greg Malouf's Onion Jam
Post by: Thermomixer on September 08, 2009, 07:37:06 am
Onion Jam

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Ingredients:


5 medium red onions, peeled & quartered
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
250g dry sherry
250g tawny port
50g currants, soaked in an extra 50g sherry
freshly gound pepper

Method:


Place onions into TM bowl and chop for 10 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down after 5 seconds. Add oil and salt and cook for 4 minutes at 90C on speed 1.

Once onion has started to soften, add sherry and port, and cook for 20 minutes at 100C on Speed 1 with the MC out of the lid and basket over the lid.

At this stage, add the currants and increase the temperature for 30 minutes at Varoma temperature on Speed 1, with the basket over the lid.

Once they are cooked add the pepper and cook for 3 minutes at 90C on speed 1.

Use to accompany dishes, including cous cous with vegetables.

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This recipe is based on Greg Malouf's (http://gregmalouf.com.au/cms/index.php?page=greg_malouf) recipe in Arabesque (http://gregmalouf.com.au/cms/index.php?page=catalogue&catid=93&prodid=28). It is an accompaniment to a vegetable cous cous.

The jam matures and develops more flavour after a few days covered in the fridge.

The Thermomix does a wonderful job of constantly stirring to prevent the onion sticking.

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Sorry to those who have been patiently waiting for this recipe. (Especially Amanda  :-* )

Originally posted here: http://thermomix-er.blogspot.com/2009/08/thermomix-onion-jam.html (http://thermomix-er.blogspot.com/2009/08/thermomix-onion-jam.html)
Title: Re: Greg Malouf's Onion Jam
Post by: Very Happy Jan on May 09, 2010, 02:59:15 pm
I missed this recipe here but found it in the Meat on the Menu book and made it yesterday. A really fabulously flavoured jam that was a hit at our mothers day bbq today. Most guests used it as an accompaniment to their meat and all who had it really liked it.
For me there was a strange sense of adventure standing over the TMX pouring all that alcohol in  ;D ;D ;D
My onions were very large so only used 3 but I also found they were a little bitter so added a teaspoon of brown sugar towards the end of the cooking time.
Thanks for the recipe Thermomixer & congrats on it's well deserved inclusion in the new book
Title: Re: Greg Malouf's Onion Jam
Post by: judydawn on May 10, 2010, 02:26:25 am
With all that alcohol in it VHJ, who wouldn't enjoy it  :D :D :D  What about the kids, did they get to taste it too?
Title: Re: Greg Malouf's Onion Jam
Post by: Very Happy Jan on May 10, 2010, 02:31:05 am
With all that alcohol in it VHJ, who wouldn't enjoy it  :D :D :D  What about the kids, did they get to taste it too?

The kids watched with open mouths as I poured in the alcohol.  ;D ;D then spent the next half an hour saying "it stinks Mum"
Title: Re: Greg Malouf's Onion Jam
Post by: achookwoman on May 10, 2010, 08:43:06 am
Thanks Thermomixer,  will certainly make this.
Title: Re: Greg Malouf's Onion Jam
Post by: judydawn on November 11, 2010, 10:18:46 pm
Bumping this wondering about it for our Christmas hampers. Anyone who has made it - how long does it keep in the fridge please.  Are the currants essential, know a few people who don't like currants, sultanas etc.
Title: Re: Greg Malouf's Onion Jam
Post by: Ostara on November 12, 2010, 10:18:09 am
You could leave them out and use any other dried fruit or else a tablespoon of brown sugar instead to add a sweet note. Dried cranberries would give a lovely festive hint to it!
Title: Re: Greg Malouf's Onion Jam
Post by: judydawn on November 12, 2010, 10:55:54 am
Thanks Ostara. Have been looking at a few recipes on the net today for onion jam, quite a variation on this these out there. Some say it will last a week in the fridge, others 3 weeks.