Broccolini with Caramelized Pearl Onions
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cups frozen pearl onions, thawed and halved lengthwise
1 1/2 tbsp raw honey
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (use less for less spiciness!)
1 1/2 lb broccolini, bottom ends trimmed
Set a steamer basket in a large pot filled with 1-2 inches of water, making sure water is below the level of the basket. Cover pot with lid, and bring water to a boil. Turn heat to low and continue simmering.
In a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm oil and swirl to coat pan. Add onions and sauté, until they begin to brown at edges, about 3 minutes. Add honey and salt. Continue to sauté, stirring constantly, until caramelized at edges, about 5 minutes. Add pepper flakes, stir and remove mixture from heat.
When onions are almost glazed and golden, arrange broccolini in steamer and steam for 3 minutes, until bright green and crisp-tender.
Arrange broccolini on warm platter, scatter onions over top and serve immediately.
This recipe comes from Clean Eating Magazine November/December 2010
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