Sunday, October 16, 2005

Taste test: onion marmalade

Onion marmalade makes a great accompaniment to a cheese board and is a tasty way to spruce up some snags. Yet in the world of sweet and savoury preserves it appears not all onion marmalades are equal, especially when it comes to price.

Tracklements make an English style onion marmalade ($18/365g) that would be the highlight of any Ploughmans lunch. It is really is quite amazing - dense, oniony and very sweet, thanks to the red currant juice. Tracklements suggest serving it with a terrine or pate, or melting it over sausages.
Available from Simon Johnson, Pyrmont, 9552 2522.

For the cost conscious, Micks Fine Foods sells an onion marmalade for $7.50 (300g). He uses a Moroccan recipe which includes caraway seeds and while it isn't as thick or as sweet as the English version, it is still lovely. Mick recommends adding a few spoonfuls to some mince when making rissoles or hamburgers.
Available from Micks Fine Foods at Paddington Markets or, 9787 9335.


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