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Balsamic Onions and Blue Cheese Recipe

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Mary Kay Kadro
Added: Sunday, September 9, 2007


3 small red onions
1/4 c. plus 2 Tbsp. good balsamic vinegar
1 c. good olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
6 Tbsp. minced shallots (2 large)
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 c. good red wine vinegar
3/4-1 lb. Maytag blue cheese, or other crumbly blue
2 heads red-leaf lettuce, washed, spun dry, and torn

- Preheat the oven to 375.
- Cut the onions in half and slice 1/4 inch thick. Place on a baking sheet and toss with 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the onions are tender. Remove from the oven, toss with 2 more Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, and let cool to room temperature.
- To make the dressing, whisk the shallots, mustard, red wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a small bowl. While whisking, add 3/4 cup olive oil until the dressing is emulsified. Mash 1/4 lb. blue cheese with a fork and add it to the dressing.
- To assemble, toss enough lettuce for 6 people with dressing to taste. Place the lettuce on 6 plates and arrange the onions on top. coarsely crumble the rest of the blue cheese on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.




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