Saturday, September 8, 2012

White Onion Cream Sauce

Onions are one of the most common ingredients we use in our cooking, and it's hard for me to believe there was once a day where I actually hated onions!  I think it was more of a texture thing than the actual onion flavor- but I would refuse to eat anything that I knew had onions in it.  This white onion cream sauce is a great way to sneak onions in for those picky eaters that would probably enjoy the flavor if they didn't even know onion was in the dish to begin with.  I could eat this sauce by the spoonful, it is that good.  We used it for a white pizza and it was a perfect base for the toppings.  It would also be good with pasta, over broccoli, or in a rice dish.  Thanks to Serious Eats for the recipe.
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • Salt and Pepper
Start by heating a pot over medium-high, and add the butter.  When it has melted, add the onions and garlic and season with salt and pepper.  

Cook and stir frequently until they have just started to brown (5-7 min).  Next, add the wine and bring to a simmer, until the liquid has almost completely reduced.  

Add the cream and bring to a simmer, continuing to stir frequently.  When the mixture has reduced by 1/3, about 10 minutes.  
Blend with an immersion blender or regular blender.  A regular blender will get a you a completely smooth consistency, while the immersion blender leaves some chunks. (that's what we used)  Season to taste with more salt and pepper.  
If you want it to thicken more, leave it in the pot uncovered for a few more minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning.  
Serve as pizza sauce like we did, or on another dish like pasta or with veggies.  It is a simple recipe but has tons of delicious flavor!

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