This Grilled Onion Cream Sauce will be the star of your meal. You can make this flavourful sauce with only a few ingredients.
The secret though is in the charring…. I barbequed my onion slices over charcoal with the lid down. You could also smoke them over soaked wood chips if you like that sort of thing.
I find smoked food over wood chips a bit too strong for my taste but obviously many people enjoy the flavours so you can choose your method.
BBQ season here in Canada is going to become challenging as winter approaches, although I think we are rather famous for grilling with gas BBQs in the snow!
This sauce is so simple. You cut the onion into thick slices so you can maximize the amount of surface that will char. Then you melt some butter in sauce pan, add the onions with salt and pepper. Add cream and water and simmer for 25 minutes until the onions are completely soft and the cream has thickened. Then you purée it in your blender and voilà – you have an amazing sauce that will be the star of your meal.
I first used it to make these Roasted Potatoes with Grilled Onion Cream Sauce– a little fussy but quite impressive for entertaining.
You could just as easily pour this sauce over a baked potato with far less fuss.
It would also be an amazing sauce for a pork tenderloin, chicken and even steak.
You could make your entire meal on the grill if you char the onions, bake the potatoes and grill your meat as well. Just sayin’…..
Use your imagination…. once you taste it you will be looking for ways to use it!
I am making plans to grill some onions and freeze them so I can whip this up over the winter months without having to brave the grill!