Red onion compote - the versatile accessory

Red onion compote is a delicious sweet and sour accessory that goes with an incredible amount. This is an accessory that is easy to make, tastes very good and in addition has a long durability.


large jam jar
  • 4 pcs red onion
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 pcs star anise
  • salt and pepper

Make a large glass and find which dishes you think are best. Red onion compote tastes incredibly good for game, duck, ribs, fish, slice of bread with liver pate and perhaps best for sausages. The red onion has a completely soft consistency, the sugar brings out the sweetness and the balsamic vinegar gives the accessory acid. I bring a couple of star anise when I cook the compote which gives an extra taste. If you do not eat it, it stays in the fridge for several weeks in a tight jam jar.

Step 1

Start by finding a saucepan and add the sugar.

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Step 2

Let the sugar melt to caramel and then add the butter.

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Step 3

Remove the peel from the onion and cut in half. This makes it easier to cut thin strips.

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Step 4

Cut all the onion into thin strips.

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Step 5

Add the chopped onion to the pan along with the sugar and butter mixture. Stir well.

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Step 6

Let boil a little for 20 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and stir.

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Step 7

If you want more acidity, add more balsamic vinegar. If you think it is a little too sour, add a little more sugar. Finish by seasoning with salt and pepper.

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Step 8

Pour the red onion compote onto a clean jam jar. Now you have a delicious accessory that you can use on many dishes in the future. Good luck.

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