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Goats Cheese with Red Onion and Chilli Marmalade

Oooh, yummy yum yum - I love goats cheese! I made a red onion and chilli marmalade to serve with it which turned out to be really good.

This makes a really nice starter and would be great at Christmas. It's also very easy to make too.

Yield: 2

Goats Cheese with Red Onion and Chilli Marmalade

I love goats cheese! I made a red onion and chilli marmalade to serve with it which turned out to be really good.


1 glug of olive oil
2 red onions - sliced thinly
half of a medium heat red chilli - chopped finely and seeds removed
1-star anise
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
100ml of red wine
2 rounds of goats cheese


Heat the oil in a medium-sized saucepan and add the onion and the chilli.

Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes over low heat. You don't want the onions to brown very much.
Now add the star anise, sugar and red wine vinegar. Cook for a bit and then add the red wine.

Cook over low heat for a good while (30 minutes plus) until you're happy with the consistency and it is all nice and glossy. Remove the star anise before serving. I served mine with the goat's cheese while it was still warm.

Pop two rounds of goats cheese under the grill for about 5 minutes. Keep an eye on them and remove just before they start to melt.

I sprinkle a little brown sugar on top of each cheese and finish with a cooks blowtorch. 
Just gives me an excuse to get that gadget out - I love it!
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  1. Cheese and chutney, 2 of my fav things. Looks amazing, as always!

  2. hi jan you put some star anise and I love it it smells like vacation on the south of France no?
    Cheers and lery xmas from Paris

  3. Yum yum yum! That sounds utterly delicious. A great combination of flavours. And a fab way to use a blowtorch!

  4. I have been searching for something more interesting than my usual brie and cranberries.

  5. Indeedy, a nice departure from the usual baked cheeses. When do I get some dinner?

  6. Looks and sounds delicious. Love the marmalade.

  7. Jan, a plate like that would bring a big smile to my face anytime! Merry Christmas!

  8. What an interesting blend, Jan. I'll be saving this recipe fro sure.

    Just popped in to say Merry Christmas from across the pond:)

  9. I am with you, Jan! Anything with goat cheese is a winner to me!


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