Domestic Goddess my arse!

These are the recipes I'm good at... quick, simple, out of the store-cupboard and onto the plate fare. I never spend more than 30 minutes faffing in the kitchen. So there.

This will be my recipe & homemadey remedy diary.

If you have those 'OMG! It's lunchtime and all I've got is a parsnip and a packet of boil in the bag rice.' moments, then you're a kindred spirit and you know that bad planning is often the mother of great food. So welcome to fast slurpy soups and 'really?' salads made from what's left in the fridge.

Never, ever believe there isn't something wonderful to make from the last 3 ingredients in your kitchen. Unless those ingredients really are fairy liquid, eggshells and dead flies.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Chilli marmalade drizzle

This is super quick, tastes bloody marvelous and can be used for all sorts of things - make it drizzly for pouring over cornbread muffins that might not taste as delish as you planned. (ahem) or make it a bit thicker to go with cold meats or your lovely plump steak. It also goes good with sausages veggie or piggy.

Dig out the following:

1 red onion
butter and or olive oil to saute
2 - 3 tablespoons of orange marmalade any kind but bits in makes it look fancier
chilli flakes or fresh chilli chopped teenyweeny
water from your kettle
lemon juice

How do you do it Luli?

Glad you asked. It's easy as...

Chop your onion really small and saute it in a little butter or olive oil, or both if you like. Add the chilli flakes/chopped fresh chilli to taste. The longer you take over this little condiment the more it will reward you with caramelly yumciousness. But don't worry it tastes good even if you do it quick.

Add the marmalade and melt it down gently, to start caramalising the onion and chilli. Add some lemon juice (I like quite a lot but be careful not to overpower the other tastes - we're going for harmony and lemon juice can be a bit bossy).

Now you just add a little water, while you continue to cook - for as long as you can be bothered. More water makes a sticky, drizzle and less makes a sweet oniony jam.

This will probably make enough for one lot, but I reckon it'll keep in a screwtop jar in the fridge for a little while. 

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