Caramelised Red Onion

Caramalised Red Onion

With successfully grown my own red onions this year, I decided to jar up some homemade caramelised red onion. Also a good way to get ahead when preparing some dishes or snacks as this recipe can be made in bulk and then frozen or kept in an air tight container for about 1 week.

These are wonderful with goats cheese on a pizza or in a quiche or simply used to top burgers, whichever way you decided to use them they will add so much flavour to an array of dishes.

Serves 4

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 Large Red Onions, finely sliced

1 Tbsp Soft Brown Sugar

4 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 tsp dried chilli (optional)

1 Tsp Mixed Herbs (optional)

  1. Heat the oil in a fry pan on medium heat and add the onions and herbs & chilli if using. Cover and cook for around 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until soft.
  2. Remove the lid, reduce heat to a low heat and stir through the sugar and salt. Add the balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp water then cook for a further 5-10 minutes until the liquid has almost disappeared.
  3. Set aside to cool, then place in a container or sealed bags to freeze or store. If freezing, defrost overnight in the fridge then heat through in a pan for a few minutes. (add a splash of water if needed)
red onion on brown wooden table
Red Onions


Brazilian Style Grilled Pineapple

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I visited a Brazilian restaurant recently and was served cinnamon pineapple that completely transported me to Brazil….amazing flavour that I hadn’t tried before. Oh yes you guessed it…..I recreated it in my kitchen!

Brazilians traditionally use a spit roast, unfortunately I don’t have one of these yet so I used my good old trusty griddle pan                                                                                                                                      . Pineapple  images

1 x Fresh Pineapple

1 x Spray Coconut oil

Cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar

  1. Firstly prepare pineapple and cut into slices.                                                                               20160514_181824  20160514_182117
  2. Spray little coconut oil into your griddle pan and heat to a high heat.                                     20160514_182239
  3. Rub some cinnamon and brown sugar onto each pineapple slice and place into griddle pan, cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until caramelised and brown.                            20160514_192123
  4. Plate up and sprinkle cinnamon over and serve……..oh Yummy!