Broiled Chinese Five-Spice Onions

Broiled Chinese Five-Spice Onions – The Home Cook – Alex Guarnaschelli
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I love cooking onions under the broiler because it chars them slightly and brings their natural sweetness to the forefront.

Published:

January 21, 2021

In this case, the salt of soy, the richness of butter, the sharpness of five-spice powder and the brightness of lime are waiting for them. This is a flavorful little dish that could easily be paired with chicken, pork or salmon.

Broiled Chinese Five-Spice Onions – The Home Cook – Alex Guarnaschelli

Broiled Chinese Five-Spice Onions

Course: Side Dish
Serving Size: 4 - 6
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Ingredients

  • 3½  lbs cippolini onions peeled
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tso five-spice powder
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Grated zest and juice of ½ lime

Instructions

  • Heat the broiler.

Cook the onions:

  • Arrange the onions in a single layer in a large ovenproof skillet and add the olive oil, soy sauce, five-spice powder, and 1 cup water. Add the butter and simmer gently over medium heat, stirring from time to time, until the onions are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, 10-15 minutes.

Broil the onions:

  • Put the skillet under the broiler and broil until the onions brown further on the top, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle the lime zest and juice over the onions. Serve immediately.

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