As always I like to share one of the best recipes that I came across during the last week. This week I found a wonderful one that I think you're gonna love. From one of my favorite Houston local bloggers (A Tasty Mess), including one of my favorite ingredients (zucchini noodles), and using one of my favorite tools (a spiralizer). Bing! A triple-play.
This recipe should take about an hour to make. You need to know that you start with three cups of spiralized zucchini noodles (a/k/a "zoodles"), 1 1/2 sliced onions, and minced clove of garlic. Give that prep time about 5-10 minutes. The recipe says the rest will take about another 50 minutes.
One note I'd make is that the recipe uses beef broth (Lizzie suggests Better Than Boullion Beef - noting that she prefers its flavor much stronger and beefier). Just so you know, for us vegetarians Better Than Boullion makes a vegetarian version (called Better Than Boullion No Beef Base). I may have to give that little adjustment a try - and report back to Lizzie.
Here's how the recipe goes. Start by preheating the oven to 400°F. Meanwhile, on the stovetop bring your sauté pan to medium heat. Melt the butter and add onions and garlic (and some salt and pepper). Give that 5-6 minutes until the onions become translucent. Add a bit more salt and pepper plus the sugar, Worcestershire sauce, dried and fresh thyme, and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the broth and cook on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The broth will get soaked up, the onions will turn a nice brown. Yum! Turn the heat off.
Now, put those zucchini noodles in there and mix to combine it all. Adjust the salt and pepper a little as needed. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and top with fontina (with its buttery, nutty taste) cheese. Then it goes into the oven for 20-25 minutes. The cheese will turn a nice golden brown. Remove it from the oven, cool it down, and serve it up.
What a great recipe for all you (us) French Onion Soup lovers! Yum!
And now a little about the A Tasty Mess blog - one of my faves. Lizzie W. (from right here in Houston!). She describes the goal of her site perfectly: "...to help my readers create dinners that are healthy, easy, affordable, and approachable". And she succeeds very well! She drops a bunch of great recipes, talks Houston eating, and takes us (digitally) on her travels. Her posts are fun, creative, and informative. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and a few other places. Be sure to check out A Tasty Mess.
RECIPES OF THE WEEK.
And be sure to visit the great blogs I mention. You'll be happy you did!