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Braised Onions

with Marsala and Balsamic Vinegar
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Braised Onions

Braised Onions - Sweet, sour and spicy appetizer or side dish with meat or poultry

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Health Score:
5,6 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
Calories:
98
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Alliin, an element found in onions, might make you cry, but it is a great digestion stimulator. Other bioactive ingredients in onions also relieve inflammation, lower cholesterol levels and strengthen the immune system. 

Braised onions stay fresh for a few days if they are kept cool, so it's worth preparing more of them in advance! Instead of pearl onions, small shallots also taste great in this recipe. If you don't have marsala, you can also use port wine.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie98 kcal(5 %)
Protein1 g(1 %)
Fat5 g(4 %)
Carbohydrates10 g(7 %)
Sugar added7 g(28 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.7 mg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.4 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate8 μg(3 %)
Pantothenic acid0.1 mg(2 %)
Biotin2.3 μg(5 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C3 mg(3 %)
Potassium80 mg(2 %)
Calcium29 mg(3 %)
Magnesium10 mg(3 %)
Iron0.5 mg(3 %)
Iodine3 μg(2 %)
Zinc0.2 mg(3 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.8 g
Uric acid13 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
11 ounces
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Honey (such as chestnut honey)
5 tablespoons
½ cup
½ cup
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 non-stick Skillet (with lid), 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Lid

Preparation steps

1.
Braised Onions preparation step 1

Place pearl onions in a bowl, cover with boiling water and let steep for 10 minutes to loosen skin. Drain onions, rinse under cold water and squeeze out of skin (do not cut off root end, or onions will fall apart during cooking). 

2.
Braised Onions preparation step 2

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Cook onions until lightly browned, stirring frequently.

3.
Braised Onions preparation step 3

Add honey to the pan and cook, stirring, until it begins to caramelize. 

4.
Braised Onions preparation step 4

Stir in the balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan.

5.
Braised Onions preparation step 5

Add the Marsala and chicken broth, cover and simmer over medium heat until onions are very tender, 15-20 minutes.

6.
Braised Onions preparation step 6

Uncover and cook the liquid thickens to a glaze, stirring often. Season onions with salt and pepper and serve warm.