Glazed Pearl Onions with Raisins and Almonds is such a great side dish. You can buy frozen pearl onions so no need to blanch and peel, and the flavor and texture combination between the raisins and the almonds is really nice. Best with grilled pork tenderloin or roast chicken or turkey.
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Some grocery stores sell pearl onions already cleaned but still raw. If you cannot find these, then bring a couple of cups of water to a boil, dump in the pearl onions and remove from heat. Allow to stand in the hot water for a minute or two, then strain. Using a paring knife, cut the root end off of the onion and push the onion through, leaving the skin behind.
Degree of Difficulty
2lbs pearl onionsred and white
4tbspnsherry or dry white wine vinegar
Gather all ingredients before starting recipe
Combine peeled pearl onions with sherry, raisins, honey, water, butter and thyme in a large skillet.
Bring to boil over medium high heat
Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and simmer until liquid evaporates and onions begin to caramelize, stirring often. This should take about 45 minutes
Season with salt & pepper, remove from heat and reserve until ready to serve.
Reheat onions over gentle heat, stir in almonds and vinegar