Blue Cheese Fondue with Cherry Tomatoes and Roasted Cipollini Onions
- For the tomatoes and onions:
- 1 pound cipollini onions
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- For the fondue:
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled (recommended: Pt. Reyes)
- Freshly ground black pepper
DirectionsFor the tomatoes and onions:
Wooden skewersFor the fondue:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.For the tomatoes and onions:
Using a small paring knife peel and halve the cipollini. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the onions and season with salt and pepper. Caramelize the onions over high heat for about 5 minutes, transfer pan to the oven and continue to cook for about 8 to 10 minutes until the onions are nicely caramelized and fully cooked throughout, remove from pan to a plate and let cool slightly. Arrange the cherry tomatoes and onions on a platter with skewers for dipping.For the fondue:
In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter and cook until it is just beginning to brown. Immediately add the thyme and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring to prevent the garlic from browning. Add the cream, raise the heat to medium, bring to a slow simmer and reduce the cream by 1/3, about 2 minutes. Add the cheese and stir until the cheese melts and the mixture is smooth, season, to taste, with pepper. Pour the sauce into a fondue pot and set over a candle to keep hot.
Place the platter of veggies and skewers alongside and serve immediately.
Thank you! your flag was submitted.