Caramelised Onion and Mushroom Spread

READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 3 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large non-stick pan, heat the butter and oil; add the frozen onions and leeks and cook over a medium-high for 5-6 minutes, stirring constantly. Add a bit more oil if needed.
  • Add the mushrooms, garlic and thyme - and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the brown sugar and reduce the heat; allow the mixture to caramelise for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally (liquid should slowly reduce and the onions turn a caramel colour); remove the pan from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Place the onion mixture in a food processor, add the balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and process until chopped but still a little chunky. Or you could leave a tablespoon of the mixture out and add back into the mixture once you've removed it from the food processor.
  • To Serve: Spoon the Caramelised Onion and Mushroom Spread into serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil and serve with fresh crusty bread.
  • TIP: This dip is also yummy when used to make little tarts, or to top any savoury biscuits. Simply place teaspoonfuls of the Caramelised Onion and Mushroom Spread mixture into the mini savoury tartlet cases or onto the biscuits, add crumbled feta cheese and half a Kalamata olive. Garnish with a parsley leaf and serve.
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