If you’re planning on serving a sweet starter or looking for a different spread to enjoy with a chesseboard you might want to consider making a savoury chutney. Now making this kind of spread won’t mean you’re going to have a marmite like substance on your hands here. There will still be an underlying sweetness that every chutney has, but it will be a much more subtle flavour to enjoy. We have a recipe for a fantastic savoury onion chutney that relies upon the onion to to help keep the sweet flavours in check.
What you’ll need:
2 red onions chopped
2 tbsps salted butter
1 tomato chopped
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp rosemary chopped
Melt butter in a pan on medium heat and saute the red onions for 20 minutes (until they look and feel very soft)
Add sugar and stir until it dissolves in and onions are visibly translucent.
Add vinegar and let the pan simmer.
Only add in the water if the mixture seems too thick, making sure to add it in incrementally.
Stir in the rosemary.
Leave to cool a bit and then store in sterilised jars that are slightly warm.
Because there isn’t much sugar and no salt in the chutney it won’t preserve itself for long. You’ll get about two weeks of out this spread if you keep it in the fridge.