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Caramelized Onion Orzo

Caramelized Onion Orzo

by Pam on March 18, 2014

I wanted to serve orzo as a side dish for dinner. I decided to make it extra special by adding caramelized onion to it along with sautéed minced garlic and fresh parsley. The orzo was flavorful and delicious – my husband and I loved the onions! My son, on the other hand, couldn’t believe I would ruin pasta with onions!  My daughter didn’t say much about the orzo but ate it all so I’ll take that as a good sign. Simple and fast – perfect for a weeknight side dish.

Heat a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Side Note: If the onion starts to get dry, add a little bit of water to moisten them up. You can also add more olive oil if you prefer.

When the onions are 10 minutes from being done, cook the pasta, per instructions in salted water. Drain.

Add the minced garlic to the finished caramelized onions and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Add the pasta to the onion mixture along with the fresh parsley then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to mix thoroughly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Caramelized Onion Orzo




Yield: 4

Total Time: 30 min.



Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
1 cup of orzo, cooked per instructions
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Parmesan, grated (optional)

Directions:

Heat a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Side Note: If the onion starts to get dry, add a little bit of water to moisten them up. You can also add more olive oil if you prefer.

When the onions are 10 minutes from being done, cook the pasta, per instructions in salted water. Drain.

Add the minced garlic to the finished caramelized onions and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the pasta to the onion mixture along with the fresh parsley then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to mix thoroughly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Caramelized Onion and Swiss Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

by Pam on November 6, 2012

Twice baked potatoes are always a delicious and tasty side dish.  I decided to make simply seasoned twice baked potatoes topped with some caramelized onion and a little shredded Swiss cheese.  They turned out so delicious – my husband and I both loved them.  My son opted for only Swiss cheese on his and my daughter (who doesn’t like cheese) wanted a plain one. I served these potatoes with Apricot-Soy Pork Chops[1] and Asparagus with Dijon Vinaigrette[2] for a delicious meal.  I think I will be serving these with my traditional Christmas prime rib dinner… they are elegant, easy, and delicious – you can’t beat that!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Wash the potatoes then poke holes throughout the potato with a fork or knife.  Place into the oven and bake for 60 minutes, or until cooked through.  Remove from the oven and let them cool.

While the potatoes are baking, make the caramelized onions.  Place the oil into a skillet over medium heat.  Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 25-30 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown. Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two.  Season with sea salt, to taste, and a splash of vinegar.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

When potatoes are done cooking, allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and gently scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl (set skins aside). Add sour cream,  butter, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix thoroughly then spoon mixture into the potato skins. Top each potato with the caramelized onions then sprinkle the top with a bit of shredded Swiss cheese.

Place them back into the oven for a few minutes until the cheese has melted.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

 

References

  1. ^ Apricot-Soy Pork Chops and Giveaway Winner (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Sauteed Asparagus with Dijon Vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

by Pam on September 19, 2012

I made this for lunch and I am telling you, it was SERIOUSLY delicious!  I loved the sweet tomatoes and caramelized onion on top of the toasted artisan bread topped with the salty ham and the creamy Swiss cheese.  The combination of flavors and textures was superb and definitely worth the time it took to make it.  I have a feeling I’ll be making this one again soon.

Place the 2 teaspoons of oil into a skillet over medium heat.  Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown.  Season with sea salt, to taste.  Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil.

While the oven is preheating, heat the same skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.  Add the tomatoes and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst.  Remove from heat.

Spread the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on each piece of artisan bread.  Layer the bread with the caramelized onions, tomatoes, ham, and Swiss cheese.  Place on the baking sheet and place into the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.  Remove from the oven and serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich




Yield: 1

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Total Time: 40 min.



Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1/2 red onion, sliced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Handful of grape tomatoes
2 thin slices of artisan bread
Mayonnaise, to taste
Dijon mustard, to taste
Ham, to taste
1 slice of Swiss cheese, cut in half

Directions:

Place the 2 teaspoons of oil into a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown. Season with sea salt, to taste. Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.

While the oven is preheating, heat the same skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the tomatoes and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst. Remove from heat.

Spread the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on each piece of artisan bread. Layer the bread with the caramelized onions, tomatoes, ham, and Swiss cheese. Place on the baking sheet and place into the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

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