Roasted Half Onion with Gremolada




2 onions cut in half
4 oz canola oil
1 lemon, cut in half
2 cups panko
¼ cup parsley
2 tbsp garlic, zested
2 tbsp lemon zest
2 tbsp. capers
Kosher salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste


Roasted Onions Preparation:
In a cast iron pan add canola oil and onion halves. Place the pan in a preheated 375F oven for 30 minutes. Turn onions and place back in the oven for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and season with kosher salt and pepper to taste.

Gremolada Preparation:
In a 12-inch sauté pan add the canola oil and warm the pan over medium heat. Add panko and cook until the golden brown. Let the panko cool down. Add chopped parsley, zested garlic, lemon zest, and season with kosher salt and pepper to taste.

Seared Lemon Preparation:
In a hot cast iron pan over high heat sear the lemons cut side down until golden brown.

Warm the onions in a cast iron Staub. When they are hot, top the onions with a healthy amount of gremolada. Spoon extra around the sides to fill in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the capers over the onions. Finish the dish with the seared lemons.

Roasted Half Onion with Gremolada