Sriracha Caramelized Onions | The power of the onion – some people just don’t know how amazing these bad boys really are and how valuable they are to a dish. They’re like the Oprah of veggies. The foundation of flavor town. The Bieber of Canada. Ok, I’ll stop. But you get the point…onions rock!
In this recipe, we toss in another one of our all-time favorite ingredients, sriracha, to add some heat to our normally sweet onions. Then we cook them slowly in marsala wine with a couple trademark spices, until they’re dark & golden perfection. Enjoy this one.
* Serve these on burgers, eggs or on a dirty sandal - they'll all be good.
- Canola Oil - 2 tablespoons
- Butter - 2 tablespoons
- Sweet Onions - 2, large, julienned
- Marsala Wine - 2 ounces
- Sriracha - 1 tablespoon
- Thyme - 1 bunch (about 10 sprigs)
- Ground Tumeric - ⅛ teaspoon
- Chinese Five Spice - ⅛ teaspoon
- Sugar - 1½ teaspoons
- Salt - 2 teaspoons
- Cast-Iron Pan
- Wooden Spoon
- Air-Tight Container
- Peel and julienne your onions - you want to cut them ⅛ inch thick.
- Get all your other ingredients together.
- Toss the oil and the butter in the cast-iron and put the pan over medium heat. Let it get hot.
- Once the butter is barely audible, toss in the onions and thyme.
- Give it all a stir and cook the onions uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.
- After 30, deglaze with the marsala and reduce until almost all the liquid is gone.
- Then stir in the dry ingredients and cook for 20 more minutes.
- After 20, stir in the sriracha and cook for just 5 more minutes.
- Trash the thyme sprigs.
- Season to taste, remove the onions from the pan, and let them cool before you toss them in the air-tight container (or eat them right away). Well done!
* The reason we add the spices late in the game is so they don't burn. Don't add them at the beginning, especially the salt.
* Once you do add the spices, you are going to want to watch your onions more carefully so the spices don't burn. Stir them often master chef.
* These really are phenomenal - each ingredient plays a unique role so don't leave anything out!