1In a large nonreactive skillet, sauté 3 sliced red onions in 3 tablespoons butter until softened but not browned. Add 1/2 cup red wine, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 3 bay leaves, 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme), 2 teaspoons honey, 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice, and salt and black pepper to taste.
2Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer about 30 minutes, or until the liquid is syrupy, stirring occasionally.
Caramelized onions add a great sweet and savory note to all sorts of dishes, from dips and salads to omelets and pizzas, and they're a must for good French onion soup.The only difficult thing about making them is the wait, but you can't rush deep golden-brown perfection. Read more.