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  • caramelised onions in a jar?

    Hi there, Several recipes in the Nigella Express book call for caramelized onions from a jar. Is there a specific brand? All I seem to be able to find are caramelized onion chutneys. I suspect these wouldn't taste right.

    From the nigella team:

    The caramelized onions in Nigella Express aren't they chutney type but sometimes are labelled as "onion marmalade". We would suggest trying to search for either Bay Tree caramelised onions in a jar or Tracklements Onion marmalade. Both of these are available through Waitrose and Ocado or on-line:

    http://www.melburyandappleton.co.uk/the-bay-tree-caramelised-onions-383-p.asp

    http://www.tracklements.co.uk/products/relishes/Onion_Marmalade/

    For the US the Tracklements onion marmalade is available in some Whole Foods stores, gourmet markets, and on-line

    http://www.belgraviaimports.com/Products/Tracklements-Onion-Marmalade__665288000274.aspx

    In Australia try the caramelised onions by Berenberg farm. They can be found in some Woolworth's branches in South Australia. The web link below shows the product and there is also a section on the website to find your nearest retailer.

    http://www.beerenberg.com.au/go/product/caramelised-onion-280g

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