Warm Goat's Cheese Salad with Red Onion Marmalade

Warm Goat's Cheese Salad with Red Onion Marmalade

This is an appealing starter to the all the senses - well sight, smell and taste.  We're having it as our Christmas day starter!  Warmed goat's cheese on a bed of wild rocket and drizzled with warm red onion marmalade. 

Ingredients:

For the red onion marmalade
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 kg red onions, finely sliced
  • 250 g soft brown sugar
  • 75 ml red wine 
  • 75 ml balsamic vinegar
For the salad
  • Wild rocket leaves
  • Goat's cheese
 Cut the cheese into a large disc if it is a roubd cheese, otherwise crumble over the salad leaves.
Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook over a low heat until soft and translucent - about 7-8 minutes.
 

Add the sugar and stir as it melts. Add the wine  and vinegar and simmer until it reaches a sticky jam consistency. This should take about 45minutes, but all you need to do is stir it occasionally.

To serve, warm the goat's cheese and arrange on the rocket; drizzle (generously) with the marmalade.

TIP: This marmalade is a delicious accompanyment with simple cheese and crackers.