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Grilled baby onions with cream & basil

Grilled baby onions with cream & basil

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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

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

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal219
fat20g
saturates11g
carbs6g
sugars4g
fibre1g
protein5g
low insalt0.21g
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Ingredients

  • 500g baby onions or shallots
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 150ml milk
  • 150ml double cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • small grating nutmeg
  • small handful basil leaves , shredded

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2010

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