Ottolenghi’s Miso Butter Roasted Onions

This month I’m within the enterprise of cranking up the oven and submitting in sheet pans of chopped greens.  I’m charring tomatoes and roasting full garlic. I acceptable went via a slightly severe turnip phase and I’ll strongly attest to the simple reality that roasted cauliflower and furikake is colossal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Talking of furikake – bear in options that point we made furikake popcorn with Corn Pop cereal? Let’s discontinuance that once more. 

Okay however again to all of the greens I’m transferring.  That’s not a humble brag – roasting all of the items in put apart of abode is suitable my coping mechanism to heat my physique, heat my very soul, hibernate for lunch, and in each different case… DEAL with January. Different frosty local weather habits embody transferring rice pudding straight from the fridge, making lists to perception the remainder of my existence, and watching primitive episodes of Teen Mom 2. 

Let’s not neglect, proper here is a publish about roasted onions.  Hahha.  Right catastrophe. 

This recipe comes straight from essentially the most contemporary Ottolenghi cookbook Style

Ottolenghi value a few of primarily essentially the most magnificent, enviable however one intention or the opposite approachable meals. A few years in the past I went to his puny cafe in Notting Hill London and my head burst into that coronary heart-peer emoji. It’s dreamy. It had me trying at Notting Hill correct property (until I fast positive it was once waaaay out of attain). Thankfully, I don’t achieve to switch to London on account of Ottolenghi’s cookbooks are an absolute fancy and require zero though-provoking containers.

Ottolenghi’s meals is so magnificent on account of he has a masterful intention of layering flavors. Admittedly, most often the guidelines of substances in his cookbook recipes are reasonably daunting. What variety of assorted types of chilis discontinuance I would like? 

Today’s recipe is straightforward: onions (and garlic when you’re feeling love), miso, butter, and water. It’s time and temperature that roast these infants to sweet. 

We’ll originate up with onions.  

Decrease the tops off the onions and peel the brown papery pores and pores and skin from the onion.  

Befriend the underside/butt/root side in tact whereas you carve again the onion in half of lengthwise.  Leaving the underside in tact withhold the layers of the onion collectively as they roast.  

Ottolenghi is extremely explicit concerning the utilization of runt yellow onions or spruce shallots to roast.  Each appeared reasonably elusive and I noticed that this recipe labored acceptable as successfully with medium yellow onions.  

I additionally carve again off the top of two full garlic cloves and roasted garlic alongside the onions.  The put apart onions are scrumptious, so is garlic.  

Subsequent, let’s combine collectively the simple sauce. 

We achieve received melted butter for richness, white miso for that successfully off salty and umami kick, and water. 

This recipe requires 4 cups of water. It’s hundreds. It makes fairly a little bit of sauce. Upright scoot until successfully blended and delicate.  

The passe recipe requires a 9×13-hurry pan.  I’ll’t depart successfully ample by myself and primitive a in depth 12-hurry skillet.  

The underside line is dwelling up the onions carve again side down and to comprise the pan and the onions until they’re acceptable about coated. Not floating, however nearly coated.  Quilt the pan and roast for an moral whereas (35 minutes). 

After the primary roast, flip all of the onions carve again side up and baste them within the sauce sooner than putting the again within the very fashionable oven. 

Repeat this roasting and basting course of until the onions are fully browned and the sauce and cooked all the way right down to a thin, gravy fancy consistency.  It acceptable will get an increasing number of light, successfully off, and scrumptious as time goes on.  The onions roast for an additional hour, basting every ten minutes. 

These onions choose reasonably of babysitting however the slay consequence is a buttery-gentle, sweet and deeply luscious onion sweet.  They’re scrumptious served subsequent to a roasted rooster, but in addition certainly sexy served over rice and peas.  It’s acceptable a sort of dreamy dishes made higher with time and we’re so grateful.  

Different points you’ll perchance effectively should roast: 

Roasted Meyer Lemons 

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Cheddar Beer Sauce ooookaaaay!

Roasted Vegetable Iciness Collapse

Pictures with Sarah Becker


Ottolenghi’s Miso Butter Roasted Onions

A deeply flavored, buttery-gentle onion side dish. A in reality excellent frosty local weather dish to assist alongside roasted rooster or over white rice. They value colossal leftovers too, so it makes for a colossal meal-prep meal. 

  • Creator: very evenly tailored from Yotam Ottolenghi



  • 8 runt or medium yellow onions (about 5 1/4 ounces / 150 grams every)
  • 7 tablespoons (100 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon (100 grams) white or assorted miso paste
  • 1 quart (1 liter) heat water


  1. Warmth the oven to 450°F.
  2. Halve the onions lengthwise, discarding the papery pores and pores and skin, in addition to the layer beneath whether or not it’s troublesome or dry. Trim the tops and reasonably off the underside (not too mighty—you want to value positive the onion halves protect held collectively on the unfriendly).
  3. In a medium bowl, scoot collectively the melted butter, miso, and heat water until completely blended.
  4. Subject the onion halves, carve back-aspect down and spaced aside, in a 9×13-hurry (23×33-centimeter) high-sided baking dish or pan and pour within the miso water. The miso water can also serene comprise 3/4 of the pan and nearly veil the onion halves.  Should all the time you happen excessive achieve reasonably of leftover miso water, acceptable reserve for one different roast or discard. Quilt tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes, then snatch the foil and change the onions over so they’re carve back-aspect up (choose care to cost positive they proceed to be intact). Baste the onions fully, then return to the oven, uncovered, for one different 45 to 50 minutes, basting every 10 minutes, until the onions are very light, deeply browned on excessive, and the sauce has diminished to a gravy consistency.
  5. Fastidiously switch the onions to a platter, pouring the sauce over and round them, and discount with out lengthen with rice or rooster.  
  6. Subject in an airtight container and retailer within the fridge for as a lot as 4 days. 

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