Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A nice onion relish with a hint of orange. Serve with chicken or pork.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lb red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind, grated


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the red onions. Do not stir. Let the onions turn light brown, then turn and brown on the other side.
  3. When the onions are browned, add the balsamic vinegar and orange rind.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the liquid is almost gone.


Most Helpful

Wonderful flavor. The orange really comes out in this dish. I did cut the recipe in half, and it only served the two of us. I guess we have hardy appetites. This is so easy to prepare, the hardest part is not stirring the onions. I served it with recipe #302766. They went together great. You have another winner here mikekey. Thanks for posting. :)

teresas May 31, 2009

Delicious!!! I made this to go along with a grilled ribeye steak, as I always like sauteed onions with my steak!! I love the added flavor of the balsamic and orange zest to the onions, perfect!!! Thanks Mikekey for another fantastic recipe!!! Made for PRMR.

diner524 March 20, 2009

What a wonderful onion confit. So easy too, just slice the onions, in the pan and leave it. Great! At first I thought, no salt, no pepper? But truly this does not need any extras, it's perfect as written. We had it with baked chicken, yum. Some of what was left I ate on a simple cheese sandwich which made the sandwich anything but simple. I am so happy to have found this. Thanks for posting. Made for Camera-Less Chef game #5 (June'08).

Chef Dudo June 07, 2008

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