Roasted Soy Scallion Puree | The onion family is killer – chives, garlic, shallots, leeks…and scallions. They’re the Sopranos of food. So don’t disrespect these guys. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one of the family members, don’t overlook the scallion. It’s subtle and smart. The heir to the throne of the Soprano dynasty. And if you try and roast it, guess what? It gets even better…
In this recipe, we toss our scallions with onions and anaheim peppers before we roast them dark. Then we toss in some soy sauce and an extra drizzle of olive oil to round out this puree. It’s simple yet powerful…a Soprano at heart.
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- Olive Oil - ¼ cup + 1 ½ tablespoons
- Scallions - 1 ½ cups, 1" slices (about 1 ½ cups)
- Red Onion - 1 cup, julienned
- Anaheim Pepper - 3 tablespoons, small dice
- Roasted Garlic - 1 teaspoon
- Ginger - ⅓ teaspoon, grated
- Soy Sauce - ½ teaspoon
- Sugar - ⅛ teaspoon
- White Pepper - ¼ teaspoon
- Salt - ¾ teaspoon
- Sheet Pan - small
- Food Processor
- Tin Foil
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Put the rack in the middle.
- Line your sheet pan with tin foil.
- Slice the white root ends off the scallions. You don't want those.
- Then slice the green parts crosswise into 1 inch pieces.
- Peel and julienne your red onion.
- Deseed and cut up your anaheim too. You just need 3 tablespoons.
- Put all your cut veggies on the sheet pan, drizzle over 1 ½ tablespoons of the oil, and season with ½ teaspoon of the salt.
- Mix everything really well with your hands to coat everything in the oil.
- Toss the sheet pan in the oven and roast the veggies for 15 minutes.
- Take the pan out and give the veggies a stir.
- Toss the pan back in for another 15 minutes until the veggies just start to darken.
- Once they're nice and roasted, add the veggies directly into the food processor.
- Then toss in the garlic, ginger, soy, sugar, pepper and last of the salt.
- Turn the machine and let it run for just 15 seconds, then scrape the mix down the sides of the bowl towards the blade.
- Now turn the machine on and slowly add the last ¼ cup of the oil, then let the machine run for no less then 3 straight minutes.
- Season to taste and that's it! You'll like this one.
* Let the scallions and onions fully roast until they're nice & dark.
* Add just enough oil in the processor so it is just loose enough to create a spread (i.e. don't let it get too wet).
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