This easy recipe comes together with minimal effort. Let your oven do the roasting of flavors while you worry about caramelizing the onions.
Caramelizing onions, by slowly cooking them in a little olive oil until they are richly browned, is a wonderful way to pull flavor out of the simplest of ingredients.
A very important tip since I frequently receive questions about caramelizing onions.
Let cook for 30 minutes to 45 minutes, stirring every few minutes. As soon as the onions start sticking to the pan, let them stick a little and brown, but then stir them before they burn. After the first 20 to 30 minutes you may want to lower the stove temperature a little, and add a little more oil, if you find the onions are verging on burning. Don’t over stir or they actually won’t caramelize.
Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup
There is nothing quite like a big bowl of Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. Made with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and caramelized onions.