Beer and Hoisin Braised Onions
Use a rich, smoky but not bitter beer that will work with the hoisin to give the onions a great barbecue sauce flavour.
Heat the oil and butter in a large sauté pan and add the onions with a good pinch of salt. Cook for 10 minutes then stir in the brown sugar. Whisk the garlic, hoisin, beer, tomato paste, soy sauce and the chilli flakes together in a bowl and add to the onions. Cook gently for about 15 minutes until reduced and glossy, stirring occasionally. Makes about 2 cups