Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Caremalised Onions and Grape Tomato Naan Flatbread

It snowed yesterday. It snowed again overnight , it is still snowing ..... apparently there is huge storm barreling across the plains heading straight this way .

It is also my day to make soup for clients. What a perfect backdrop , cold, lightly falling snow - enough for a quick shovel - but I will tackle that later .

Part of the soup menu was an accompaniment . It was meant to be Naan bread with Z'ataar - my source for Z'ataar mysteriously vanished and I has no time to seek this any further. GG always has plan B in the background .

So there I am staring at several packets of Naan Bread , thinking what to do ? I thought of it would be nice to add some caremilised red onions , grape tomatoes - just bursting , cheese and  a liberal sprinkling of Herbs de Provence . Voila ! in a matter of minutes this delicious Naan Flatbread was prepared and baked in the oven - filling the house with delicious aromas .

The perfect accompaniment to drinks for the holiday season , while enjoying a game of football ....  or savoured with a bowl of steaming soup .

Caremalised Onions and Grape Tomato Naan Flatbread
a Gourmet Goddess original recipe

1 pkt Naan Bread
1 small red onion , sliced medium
1 punnet grape tomatoes , cut in half lengthwise
olive oil
herbs de provence
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
monterey jack cheese

Heat oven to 400F - convection mode

Heat a saute pan , add a little olive oil , add the sliced onion stir until soften , reduce heat if it starts to burn . When the onion softens add the tomatoes and toss until just bursting- you want them to keep their shape.

Add a little salt and freshly ground pepper plus a pinch of herbs de provence . Combine and allow to cool slightly .

Place Naan bread bottom side up on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes - you need to do this step to take out the rawness of the bread .

Remove from oven , turn right side up , sprinkle a little bit of cheese on the bread and then place some of the onion tomato muxture on top . Sprinkle a small amount of cheese on top again - this is just the glue to keep everything from sliding off .

Sprinkle with liberally , or to taste with Herbs de Provence.

Bake for 5-8 minutes until slightly golden on top. Place on a cake rack to cool and then slice into wedges and enjoy .

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