I saw The Little Bean Kitchen's post on how to make a fancy looking reduction to go with creamy cheeses and salty Italian cured ham, and so I figured I'd give it a go myself!
It tastes deeelicious, almost like a meal in a spoonful on it's own, mmmm!
Red Onion & Fig Reduction
(Makes between 150-200ml, about 550 calories for the jar)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, cut into rings or halved and sliced
140ml balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 fig, flesh only, chopped
- Start by heating the oil in a medium sized pan on high heat and tip in the onions. Soften for about 5 minutes, before turning down the heat to a low simmer.
- Tip in the vinegar, brown sugar and fig. Leave to simmer uncovered for about 30-40 minutes until you have a thick almost jam-like consistency. Don't forget to stir every ten minutes or so!
Transfer the rest to a sterilised jar, and keep refrigerated once opened! I imagine this will keep for a couple of weeks at most.