Kitchen Aromatic Staples - Global News Morning

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Kitchen Aromatic Staples - Global News Morning

This morning Brooke demonstrated how you can use aromatics in cooking to add personality and flavour to your meals. She highlighted Spanish Sweet Onions from Idaho-Eastern Oregon (sponsored) and why they make a nutritious and delicious key kitchen staple. Watch the full segment here!


Caramelized Onion Tartines (recipe credit - Idaho-Eastern Oregon Spanish Sweet Onions)

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).



2 tbsp (30 mL) butter

2 large white Spanish Sweet Onions, coarsely chopped

2 tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar

2 tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar

¼ tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper

1 baguette or Vienna loaf, sliced

2 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh rosemary (optional)

1 cup (250 mL) diced cooked chicken (optional)

Half sweet red bell pepper, diced

1 cup (250 mL) shredded Asiago cheese

¼ cup (60 mL) chopped walnuts

Chopped fresh parsley



1) In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, for 15 minutes or until starting to colour. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes or until very soft and golden. Stir in sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper; cook for 5 minutes more. Set aside to cool slightly.

2) Place baguette slices onto large baking sheet and drizzle with oil, rosemary, salt and pepper.

3) Spoon some caramelized onion mixture onto a slice of bread. Top with chicken, if using, and red pepper. Sprinkle with cheese and add a few walnut pieces.  Repeat with remaining slices.

4) Bake for about 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and flatbread is golden and crisp. Let cool slightly before sprinkling with parsley to serve.


Serves 4