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Peas and Maple Bourbon Caramelized Onions


Not all additions to a holiday table should be decadent or difficult to make; this recipe is easy peasey (don’t you love my puns?).
The tough part is caramelizing the onions, which takes patience. But oh man, what heat and time does to onions! The sugars get caramelized and that simple allium is elevated to the highest stratosphere of taste. Combine that with sweet, simple peas and you have got yourself a holiday hit that adds a much needed pop of green to the table.

Ingredients:
32 ounce bag of frozen peas
6 large sweet onions, sliced pole to pole
2 tablespoon oil
Splash bourbon
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Method:
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the sliced onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and translucent. Lower the heat, and continue to cook the onions until they are golden brown and greatly reduced in volume, about 30 minutes. Ad a splash of bourbon and cook until the liquid is almost completely gone. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and maple syrup and cook another 5 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper, and add the frozen peas. Cook the peas and onions together until the peas are warm and bright green, about 8 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Enjoy!


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