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Grilled baby onions with cream & basil

Grilled baby onions with cream & basil

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 500g baby onions or shallots

    Shallot

    shal-lot

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

  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 25g butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 150ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

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

  • 150ml double cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • small grating nutmeg
  • small handful basil leaves, shredded

Method

  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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