for a different type of side dish, try this recipe from everyday food by Martha Stewart. the onions are very tasty, with the recipe coming together in a matter of minutes. the calorie count on this dish is low as well, recorded as 81 calories per serving, with low carbs and fat grams.
i used two packages of fresh pearl onions from the market, but frozen onions which have been thawed can be used as well.
if you are into flavored vinegars and oils, i would experiment with this dish. the flavor of the onions would be compatible with just about any of the gourmet choices.
to make this dish: preheat the oven to 425 degrees. soak the fresh onions in warm water to loosen the skins and then cut off the ends and peel.
toss the onions with 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon oil and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. season with salt and pepper to taste. roast until tender, about 25 to 30 minutes.
i stirred my onions to achieve even cooking time during the process. serve as a side dish with fish, chicken or beef. garnish as desired with parsley or dill. this is a very tasty way to present onions.