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Pastrami, capsicum and onion jam bagels

Everybody loves a bagel. For this recipe, we've included pastrami, capsicum and onion jam, but don't stop there; try smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers, or chicken and avocado for an equally delicious lunch.
pastrami, capsicum and onion jam bagels
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1.Peel and thinly slice onions. Heat oil in large frying pan; cook onion and thyme, stirring, about 5 minutes or until onion softens. Reduce heat; cook, stirring, about 25 minutes or until onion is caramelised. Stir in sugar; cool. Discard thyme; season to taste.
2.Meanwhile, preheat grill (broiler). Quarter capsicum; discard seeds and membranes. Place capsicum, skin-side up, on oven tray; grill about 10 minutes or until skin blisters and blackens. Cover capsicum with plastic wrap; stand 10 minutes, then peel away skin. Process capsicum with remaining ingredients until smooth; season to taste.
3.Thinly slice gherkins lengthways. Split bagels. Spread capsicum spread over cut-sides of bagels; sandwich bagels with pastrami, gherkin and caramelised onion.

You can make both the caramelised onion and the capsicum spread a day ahead; keep them refrigerated, and allow them to come to room temperature before serving.


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