Braised Onions, Shallots And Leeks

Braised Onions, Shallots and Leeks
Yields 6 servings
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  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 red onions, cut into thick wedges
  • fresh basil, minced, or dried basil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 4 or 5 shallots, halved
  • 3 Vidalia (or yellow) onions, cut into thick wedges
  • 3 leeks, cut lengthwise, rinsed well and sliced into 2" lengths


  • Heat oil in deep skillet over low heat.
  • Add onions and cook, stirring until they begin to soften, about 10 minutes.
  • Add shallots and cook, stirring, 4-5 minutes.
  • Add leeks and cook, stirring, until bright green and tender, 5 minutes.
  • Add a little water and a sprinkling of basil.
  • Cover and simmer until any remaining liquid has been absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.

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