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Offline Chelsea (Thermie Groupie)

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Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« on: December 16, 2010, 03:19:38 am »
Recipe Name: Red Onion Relish

Book Name: Everyday Cookbook

Tweaking details:

I substituted rapadura for the brown sugar and added an extra tsp of honey to add a little extra sweetness (rapadura isn't as sweet as sugar).

I think the method of this recipe is a little strange.  It says to put all the ingredients in and cook at speed 1.5.  I really think the ingredients need to be chopped first though and then cooked on the reverse setting to get a decent consistency.

I chopped the dried apricots at speed 5 until quite fine, then added the onions and apple.  I continued chopping at speed 4 for about 20 seconds (stopping every 5 seconds to give it a good stir with the spatula).  When I was happy with the size of the pieces I added the extra ingredients and then cooked it for 40 minutes at 100 degrees, reverse speed 1.

Review:
It is a good consistency and didn't need to be reduced any more after 40 minutes.  It made enough to fill 3 jam jars (2 x 250g & 1 x 500g).  I prefer the taste of tomato relish (personal preference), but this is quite nice for a change.

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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 09:09:56 am »
I made the Relish today, but silly me should have researched the forum first. After the 40minutes it was still in large pieces so I chopped it briefly on 5 and it looks great, tastes beaut too. They will be little Christmas Presents once I tizz them up!
I will be making another batch tomorrow, even though I used large onions i would have liked more! Jenny.  :D
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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 01:50:30 am »
I'm making it at the moment.  Silly me didn't read the forum first either.  ???
Not to worry, I'll do what you did Jenny and give it a wizz at the end.  I'm making if for Christmas presents too. Nothing like leaving things until the last minute.  :D
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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 01:29:01 pm »
Thanks for the tips ladies. I whizzed up the apple and apricots first, then whizzed the onions, then cooked on reverse once I was happy with the consistency. I'm not a relish person but my DH and Step mum loved it!
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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 07:02:44 am »
oh dear, I should have read the forum too ... it's brewing away all chunky - I might chop it a bit now and see how I go !
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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 10:19:59 am »
I hope it works out well for you.  :)

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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 10:54:33 am »
the texture ended up right, but I don't think it has a lot of flavour? might need some garlic and pepper or something?
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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2011, 11:03:18 am »
I prefer tomato relish. We weren't overly keen on this.

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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 12:27:19 pm »
Chelsea, can you direct me to the tomato relish recipe plse???
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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 01:00:50 pm »
I think this is the one Chelsea means Sonan
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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2011, 12:50:37 am »
Thanks JD.  :)

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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2011, 05:04:14 am »
thank you girls :)
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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 08:52:38 am »
Really love this recipe!
Ended up doing a few things differently tho.

1- used Brown onions...didn't have any red and we'd just bought a bulk bag of onions.
2- used a red apple as didn't have any green.
3- used Brown instead of Dark Brown sugar...not sure how much that would have changed things...
4- after reading everyones reccommendations I chopped everything for 10sec speed 4 and it was the perfect consistency  ;D

i think it's just delicious! Can't wait to dish it up at our BBQ on the weekend!

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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2012, 04:34:06 pm »
I also thought this was great - but also didn't have enough red so used half brown. I am wondering if that gives it a better more 'oniony' flavour as this was definitely a big hit at our house.

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Re: Recipe Review: Red Onion Relish
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2012, 01:24:26 am »
I am making this today, I used red onion only 150g red wine and I couldn't find dried apricots with out crappy preservatives, so I used dried cranberries instead
I also accidentally added 10 more grams of brown sugar
wizzed up onions and cranberries on speed 4 for 2 lots of 20 secs as that was the consistancy i liked, reverse, sp1, 100 c, 40 mins

Will let you know how it goes!

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