Caramelizing onions, by slowly cooking them in a little olive oil until they are richly browned, is a wonderful way to pull flavor out of the simplest of ingredients. Onions are naturally sweet; and as caramel comes from the simple cooking of sugar, when you slowly cook onions over an extended period of time, the natural sugars in the onions caramelize, making the result intensely and wonderfully flavorful. Club this with some lightly flavored tomatoes and some cheese, to make a perfect and pretty looking snack!
Butternut Squash & Sage Soup
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 medium Onion sliced
- 1 teaspoon Garlic chopped
- 1 tablespoon Brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chopped Thyme
- 2 tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
- 5 Cherry tomatoes, halved
- Salt to taste
- Black Pepper to taste
- 10 ready-made Tartlet cups
- 50 grams Mozzarella cheese – for garnish
- Coriander sprigs – for garnish
- Heat oil in a pan and add in the sliced onions and fry till golden brown, then add in garlic, thyme, brown sugar and white wine vinegar and cook till onions are caramelized.
- In a bowl, take the cherry tomatoes, sprinkle salt, pepper and white wine vinegar.
- In a plate arrange the tartlets put a spoon full of mixture on in the tartlets.
- Garnish with the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and coriander sprig and serve.
Hope you enjoy it!
TIPS: Some other dishes with caramelized onions –
– Pile a spoonful of caramelized onions on slices of baguette for a quick appetizer.
– Stir a scoop into soups, stir-fries, casseroles, pasta sauces, or braised dishes.
– They can go on top of pizza, layered onto burgers and sandwiches, or added to salads.