Coconut Milk replaces cream in this deliciously rich side dish, and adds a depth of flavor that you’ll enjoy even without dairy restrictions.
- 15 minutes to assemble
- 15-20 minutes to cook
- Total time: 30-35 minutes
- Serves 4-6
- Blanch pearl onions for 3 minutes and slightly bigger boiling onions 5 minutes, in boiling salted water. Drain and shock in ice water. Peel onions, by cutting off bottom root (leave a bit on) and the skins will peel right off.
- Meanwhile, fry bacon until crisp in a medium skillet. Remove bacon to paper towels with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- Remove all but two tablespoons bacon grease from skillet. Add onions, thyme and bay leaf. Cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add Coconut Milk, sherry, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook until onions are just soft (15-20 minutes). Remove bay leaf and stir in reserved bacon. Serve.