Grilled baby onions with cream & basil

Grilled baby onions with cream & basil

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 6
Add tender, creamy baby onions to your roast beef this Sunday for a taste of comfort food heaven

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal219
  • fat20g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.21g
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  • 500g baby onions or shallots



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 150ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 150ml double cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • small grating nutmeg



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • small handful basil leaves, shredded


  1. Simmer the onions in the stock for 30 mins, adding a little water if needed to keep them covered. Meanwhile, in a small pan, melt the butter, then add the flour and cook for 1-2 mins. Stirring constantly, gradually pour in the milk, then the cream, and bring to the boil. When you have a smooth white sauce, remove from the heat. Allow to cool a little before stirring in the egg yolks, spices and seasoning.

  2. Heat grill to high. Drain the onions and lay them in a single layer in an ovenproof dish. Spoon over the cream sauce to cover. Grill for 5 mins until lightly browned, then scatter over the basil before serving.

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