Slow-roasted onions with steak, Boursin and rocket

 Steak with slow-roasted onions, Boursin and raisins. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Steak with slow-roasted onions, Boursin and raisins. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Sat, Jun 5, 2021, 05:55

   
  • Serves: 2
  • Cooking Time: 60 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

  • 3 medium onions
  • 3tbsp sunflower oil
  • 100mls apple juice
  • 1tbsp cider vinegar
  • A sprig of thyme
  • 2tbsp raisins
  • 1tsp golden brown sugar
  • 1tbsp butter
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 200g of your favourite steak
  • 1 packet (80g) Boursin cheese
  • A handful of rocket leaves
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Method

1 Set the oven to 165 degrees.

2 Peel the onions and cut them in half along their circumference.

3 Heat two-thirds of the oil in an ovenproof pan until gently smoking, then carefully place the onions cut side down in the pan. Colour the onions for five minutes without moving them until they char and turn dark brown.

4 Turn off the heat, turn the onions over, then add the apple juice, vinegar, thyme and raisins. Dust the onions with the sugar and dot each onion with a little butter. Season, cover and put in the oven for 30 minutes.

5 Cook the steak as you like it and allow it to rest in a warm place.

6 When the onions are soft and tender, divide them into two warm bowls.

7 Add any steak resting juices into the dressing.

8 Cut the steak into strips and intersperse among the onions.

9 Spoon the raisins and dressing on top, then add a smear of Boursin to each onion before topping with the rocket.