Sweet Red Onion Marmalade and Garlic Butter (Steak Additions)


Onion marmalade?!  Who has ever heard of that?!  I sure hadn’t until I was browsing Pinterest and saw a picture of one.  I am ALWAYS on the lookout for fantastic new sauces to take a typical mid-week meal’s protein to the next level.  Every day to extraordinary!  This marmalade did not disappoint!  In fact…we loved it so much that we made it again a few days later, haha!

Now garlic butter isn’t new or unheard of…but smeared around on a hot steak, then topped with this marmalade…it simply can’t be beat!  So I wanted to inform you of the great potential it has in this dish.  😉

I’m sure you are intrigued, so let’s get down to business.

Adapted from bonapetit.com

So, here’s what you need:

  • Steaks of choice!  Something good for grilling!

Onion Marmalade:

  • 2 Tbsp Butter (Or Coconut Oil)
  • 3 Red Oinons, sliced
  • 1/4 C Agave
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/3 C Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 C Water
  • 1 Tbsp Thyme Leaves
  • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes (A little heat is fantastic in this, do it to taste)
  • Kosher Salt

Garlic Butter:

  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, or a tsp or more of garlic powder
  • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes


And here’s how you do it:

  1. Start your onion marmalade almost an hour before you are ready to serve.
  2. Heat your butter or coconut oil over medium heat.  Add in your onions and agave and cook for 35-45 minutes, so you have beautiful caramelized onions.
  3. Add the rest of the marmalade ingredients.  Cook until the marmalade is thickened nicely, at the consistency you desire.  Should take just a few minutes.
  4. Now…,for the garlic butter.  You can do this two ways.  The fancy, original way which is definitely the more “foodie” way.  Put it all in a pan and melt it and cook it just for a minute or so, then remove from the heat and let it sit so the flavors can fuse.  Or…if you are starving like I was and are just done waiting…put the butter in a microwave safe dish, melt it in the microwave and whisk in the garlic powder and pepper flakes.  (You could use fresh garlic too, just microwave it with the butter.)
  5. Now you know how to do the rest.  Grill your meat and baste it often with the garlic butter.  Top with your fantastically delicious, sweet, kinda spicy, all delightful marmalade!!  Yeaaaah!



Slice your onions and toss in a pot over medium heat with your oil and agave!  Cook for 35-45 minutes until caramelized!

Onion Marmalade 1


Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for a few more minutes, until thickened.  Yummy!  What a pretty color!Onion Marmalade 2


Now serve atop a garlic-butter-basted steak fresh from the grill!!  Heavennnnn!

Onion Marmalade 3


This is our little back porch picnic party, just me and my love, Mr. Rodgers!!

Onion Marmalade 5YUMMYYYYYY!


Grilled Stuffed Avocados (Summer Grillin’!)


That just happened.  You may have noticed that I am on an avocado kick.  I don’t think that will change any time soon.  I love them.  They’re healthy.  They’re tasty.  They’re 5 for $5 at PriceChopper.  😀  And this was such a fun way to mix it up at lunch time!  Plus, this meal made my husband really happy, and making him happy makes me so happy!  Was that sentence confusing enough for you?  Haha.  Are you ready for this?!  I don’t know if you are.  Well, either way…we’re doing this!!!

I have to credit my inspiration to my former boss and forever friend Aly Hennessy…I reported for duty early one morning, and she had made me scrambled eggs and grilled avocado for breakfast.  Yeah.  You all wish she was your boss, don’t ya?!  I could not believe how great the avocado was with a little char and the big flakes of sea salt…mmmm!!  So you can thank her for this experiment-turned-success!

Tuna fish sandwiches will never be the same.  And are now so much healthier!


So, here’s what you need:

  • 2 Avocados, Sliced in half and pitted
  • 1 Can tuna
  • 2 Boiled eggs, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Carrot, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Celery, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp capers
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Mrs. Dash to taste


And here’s how you do it:

  1. Start your eggs boiling.
  2. Prep all your veggies and toss in a medium bowl.
  3. Open your can of tuna, drain, and add to veggies.
  4. Peel your eggs and chop, and add to the bowl.
  5. Add your mayo and olive oil, capers, salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash and mix it all together!  You have your stuffin’s!
  6. Heat your grill over medium.  Rub the avocado halves with a small amount of oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and throw on your grill for 2-5 minutes.  You don’t want it to get mushy, you just want to get some char…you know how I love grill lines!!  The added flavor is so fantastic, it really makes the dish.
  7. Remove avocados carefully, and stuff generously with your tuna filling!!  Eat, be satisfied, and love your life!!! 🙂


Grilled Stuffed Avocados 1


Prep your veggies…

Grilled Stuffed Avocados 2Put in a bowl with a can of tuna and two chopped boiled eggs.

Grilled Stuffed Avocados 3


Add all the other ingredients, minus the avocados, and mixed till well combined.

Grilled Stuffed Avocados 4


Rub your avocado halves with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Grilled Stuffed Avocados 5Place on a grill at about medium heat.  Cook just long enough to get a touch of char, 2-5 minutes.

Grilled Stuffed Avocados 6


See?  🙂

Grilled Stuffed Avocados 7Now stuff them generously with your tuna egg salad!!!  YUM!!

Grilled Stuffed Avocados 8


Enjoy!!!!  Yaaaaaay!