Caramelized onions are one of my favorite things to eat. In the dead of winter, I am constantly cooking up caramelized onions to add to my meals. I think they make almost anything taste better – pizza, omelettes, burgers, pastas… The bite of the pink peppercorn pairs really well with the sweet, caramelized flavor of the onion. You can put this caramelized onion pink peppercorn butter on just about anything!
1/2 c. butter
1 yellow onion, julienned
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. pink peppercorns, crushed
a pinch of sea salt, to taste
Heat the oil in a medium-sized saute pan over medium-low heat. Add the julienned onion to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently until the onion is caramelized, about 50 minutes. Set the onions aside to cool.
Using a mortar and pestle, lightly crush the pink peppercorns. Put the butter in a mixing bowl. Once the onions are cooled, thoroughly mix the caramelized onions and pink peppercorns into the butter. Once mixed, pack the butter into a ramekin or shape into a log using plastic wrap. Let the butter chill in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes prior to serving.
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