I'm in a jam.
I am underemployed and in need of some funds. Unfortunately, alas and alack, I need to break into ye olde retirement fund. The only problem is, in order to get the ball rolling, I have to fill out a rather extensive form. A simple task for most folks, however, when I first looked at this thing, it scrambled my brain and threw me into a full on panic.
Never fear! The Glamorous Ladies of the Business Office are here! Faster than a speeding email, those lovely ladies who crunch the numbers hours on end have agreed to help me get my do re mi!
And to thank them for helping me out of my jam, I'm bringing them jam. Onion and Fennel Jam to be specific. Something sweet and savory and a little out of the ordinary. Like me.
This delicious condiment is a perfect accompaniment to a cheese plate, pork, and can liven up any sandwich. Try it, you'll like it!
3 lbs. yellow onions, sliced
2 fennel bulbs, cored and sliced
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 Tbl salt
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
Melt butter over low to medium heat. Add onions, fennel, and salt. Stir to coat the veggies. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until onions and fennel begin to caramelize. About 45-50 minutes. Once mixture has reduced significantly and reached a rich caramel color, add sugar and vinegar. Continue to simmer jam and reduce by half. Cool and store in sterilized jars. Refrigerate.