There is something very satisfying about simple food that is less about the fuss and all about the flavor. From the ingredients, to the preparation, to the taste, some of the best-tasting dishes can be the simplest to make. My Balsamic Roasted Pearl Onions have only five ingredients, take hardly any real kitchen effort, and just roast away in the oven, giving your kitchen an aromatic hint of sweet onions and tangy vinegar.
Besides my Balsamic Roasted Pearl Onions being so incredibly simple to make, they can be served in a variety of very savvy ways. Give these few ideas a try:
· As part of a roasted vegetable platter,
· As a side with a French Omelettes and green salad,
· As part of cocktail hour alongside Roquefort cheese, slices of baguette, roasted cashews, and other little nibbles.
If you decide to serve as part of cocktail hour, have some small cocktail forks on hand so guests can pick up each onion with ease. And make sure to invite guests to savor the luxurious balsamic syrup with pieces of baguette.
Sometimes the most flavorful and enjoyable dishes can come from the simplest of ingredients, like pearl onions. And what a benefit that this is also one of the easiest!
Balsamic Roasted Pearl Onions
Ingredients (serves 2)
Golden Pearl Onions – 10ounces, fresh
Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon
Balsamic Vinegar – 2 tablespoons
Sea Salt – ¼ teaspoon
Black Pepper – ¼ teaspoon, freshly cracked
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a small oven-proof dish with aluminum foil. Set aside.
Bring a small pan of water to a simmer. Drop in the whole pearl onions for 5 minutes to help loosen their skins. Drain the onions. Using a small knife, cut off the ends and peel each onion.
Add the peeled onions, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to the prepared dish.. Toss to evenly coat.
Roast for 35-40 minutes, tossing 3 times during the cooking process, until the onions are tender and the vinegar has reduced to a think syrup.
Serve hot or room temperature.