Lina at Lin’s recipes had the great idea to host a recipe exchange this month. I was excited to participate and just had to try Julia’s Red Onion Savoury Jam at My Red Page. I was very intrigued by the jam, because I am an avid onion lover. The idea of adding sugar and acid to one of my favorite veggies was irresistible! It was super easy to make and it made the whole house smell of herbs and wine. The smell was truly intoxicating, no pun intended 😉 The jam turned out delicious and has such wonderful layers of flavor. It is sweet, acidic, earthy, and has a wonderful afterkick from the chili flakes. After tasting it, I decided I had to make some bread! I made some of my Honey Wheat Flaxseed Bread. Let me tell you, it was an amazing combination. I sat down with a piece of bread still warm from the oven slathered in this delicious and flavorful onion jam, paired with a shot of espresso. What an afternoon snack! If you like intense flavors, you have to try Julia’s Savoury Red Onion Jam. You will not be sorry. I am thinking of pairing it with a grilled turkey burger next…yum! Also, if you are looking for a delicious homemade bread with a little extra health, please try my Honey Wheat Flaxseed bread.
Thanks again to Lina for creating and hosting this challenge!
- Recipe from My Red Page
- 1.1 lb. (1/2 kg) red onion (approx 1 large onion)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups red wine
- 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar (original recipes notes white will work too)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil (I used extra virgin)
- 2 tsp. thyme (fresh or dried)
- 1/2 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. chili flakes
- 2 bay leaves (I didn't have any on hand, so I had to omit)