A summer entertaining series is on tap for the next few weeks here at Places In The Home. Speaking of places in the home, wouldn’t we all love to have an outdoor space like this New Orleans courtyard? Relaxing outdoor spaces, areas, decks, patios, and porches take the edge off the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The stylish outdoor space has become a natural extension of the life lived within the home. The outdoor home decor and accessories available in today’s market make it very easy to enjoy the summer in style.
Good times go well with good cuisine. Light fare, delicious salads and sides, and grilled anything make up the menu of summer.
Balsamic and Honey Baked Vidalia Onions have the culinary chops to be the main course or the star attraction side. Easy is the main ingredient along with balsamic vinegar, honey, butter, and garlic. Here’s the recipe.
Balsamic and Honey Baked Vidalia Onions
per medium sized Vidalia onion
1 medium Vidalia Onion, peeled and cored
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 ½ teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon butter
pinch of Kosher salt
¼ teaspoon fine black pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Peel and core Vidalia onion, leaving root end of onion intact. If needed, cut root end to allow onion to sit upright. Score onion on sides to allow better balsamic vinegar and honey absorption. Chop onion top and set aside.
Cut foil square large enough to wrap and twist onion up in and place onion in center of foil square. Sprinkle onion center with garlic powder.
Next, drizzle onion with balsamic vinegar and honey. Top onion center with butter, Kosher salt, fine black pepper, and chopped onion top.
Wrap foil up around onion, twisting at top to seal.
Place onion in oven proof dish or iron skillet. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until until tender. Be careful of steam when opening the tops of the foil packets. Serve in foil packets in individual cast iron skillets or transfer onion(s) to serving dish.
If grilling better suits the occasion:
Preheat grill to medium heat. Double wrap onion with foil. Place onion on the grill over direct heat. Close grill top and cook for 30 minutes or until onions are soft. Allow onion to cool for approximately 5 minutes before opening the foil packet.