Golden Sultana Agrodolce

A little sweet, a little sour, Agrodolce is the condiment that you need in your life. Once you’ve tasted this sweet and sour treat, you’ll want to put it on everything!

Italian agrodolc is a sticky, tart-sweet condiment made by reducing sugar or honey, vinegar, and sometimes fruit and/or vegetables. Chef Michael Oliver uses a version punched up with golden sultanas. Just make a batch and start spooning it over roasted vegetables, on pasta, over seafood, chicken, pork, cheese you name it!


  • 125ml Golden Sultanas
  • 125ml lemon juice
  • 125ml almond nibs
  • 120ml Rio Largo Olive Oil
  • I small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • ½ tsp dried chili flakes
  • 1 Tbs Peels Orange Blossom Honey
  • Sea salt
  • 3 Tbs parsley, finely chopped



  1. In a small bowl, soak the sultanas in the lemon juice for a couple of hours.
  2. In a 20cm nonstick frying pan toast the almond nibs over low heat until they are golden brown and set aside.
  3. Wipe the pan out with kitchen paper and pour in 60ml of the Olive Oil, add the onion and fry over low heat until turning golden brown.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients with the last 60 ml olive oil. Bring to the boil and simmer for a short while.
  5. Take off the heat and allow it to cool. Taste and readjust the sweet and sour balance by adding more honey or lemon juice.


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