Braised Pearl Onions


Prep: 11 minutes; Cook: 27 minutes.


Makes 1 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


3 tablespoons canola oil
30 white pearl onions, peeled
6 dried chili de arbol or 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
3 bay leaves
12 sprigs fresh thyme
3/4 cup dry white wine
4 1/2 cups white fish stock or broth
6 tablespoons unsalted butter


1. Heat oil in a large skillet until hot; add onions. Sauté 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

2. Add chili de arbol, bay leaves, and thyme; cook 1 minute. Add white wine, and cook until reduced by half.

3. Add fish stock. Bring mixture to a boil; cook 25 minutes or until liquid has almost evaporated. Add butter to pan, stirring until melted.


Govind Armstrong,

Table 8, South Beach and New York,

Small Bites, Big Nights (Clarkson Potter, 2007)

September 2009
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