Monday, May 16, 2011

Coriander Onion Marmalade

Thanks to Mother's Kitchen for inspiring this delicious onion marmalade with coriander and Clementine zest. The zest we had left from making My Darling Clementine's Marmalade, but I'm sure any citrus zest would pair well with coriander. We had this on Greek-spiced roast chicken and it was incredible!

Onion Marmalade
3 sterilized 1/2 pint jars, lids and rings
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
4 lbs julienne Vidalia onions
1 lb julienne red onion
1 Tbsp garlic and ginger paste
2 tsp toasted, ground coriander
1 Tbsp dried Clementine zest
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 package powdered pectin

Heat oil in a pot and saute onions on low until translucent. Add garlic and ginger paste, coriander, zest, sugar, salt and orange juice. Cook on low for 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Add pectin in small increments until it reaches a thick, jam-like consistency. Pack into jars and process 10 minutes.

Greek Spice Rub
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp course salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp lemon juice
olive oil to taste

Mix spices and lemon juice. Drizzle in enough olive oil to make a paste. Use on chicken, lamb, or pork.


  1. This looks delicious! I am concerned about the waterbath though - I don't know if its acidic enough. I would think you would have to pressure can it...

  2. Oops, I forgot the vinegar in the recipe. I'll adjust it now...

  3. It sounds fantastic. Botulism is just something no one wants :) Didn't mean to step on any toes...

  4. It's cool, I'm glad you mentioned it!

  5. the vinegar was in the recipe it just was written on the blog, quite delish!

  6. Great flavor combination.... I wonder if a little coriander in the spice rub would work? It probably wouldn't be 'Greek' but it would pick up the flavor in the marmalade.

  7. I love the coriander/citrus pairing. Sounds really good.

  8. I think coriander would work in the spice rub
    Actually here's what in it, we left out a few items.

    ground cinnamon
    ground cloves
    ground ginger
    granulated garlic
    granulated onion
    smoked paprika
    coarse ground sea salt
    coarse ground black pepper
    lemon juice or zest
    olive oil

    The coriander would pickup the citrus notes from the lemon and would pair well with the other warm spices like cinnamon,clove, and ginger.