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Pasta with Caramelized Onions

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Serves 2

This recipe it's actually very simple and will make a great anniversary dinner.

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  • 250g balsamic fetucini (HINT: if you can't find this type of pasta, use plain fetuccini but add balsamic vinegar to the water where you boil the pasta)
  • About 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 jalapenio, sliced
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • A good quality red wine, I recommend a strongish wine(amount to taste)
  • 2 tbsp malt vinegar
  • Thyme, basil and salt to taste
  • Grated parmesan to garnish


    1. Boil pasta until al dente.
    2. Meanwhile, on a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil and saute the onion with the jalapenioo for a couple of mins. Add sugar, a good splash of wine (I use about 1/4 cup), vinegar and a sprinkle of salt. Reduce heat and let all the ingredients simmer for about 7 mins, until all the alcohol from the wine has evaporated (this is why it's important to use a good wine) and the sugar has melted; you want that onion to be dark and sticky.
    3. Add the cooked pasta to the caramelized onion, mix well and toss in the thyme and basil. Garnish with grated parmesan.

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