Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion Marmalade
You can never have too many Mediterranean recipes, so give Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion Marmalade a try. This recipe makes 8 servings with 605 calories, 26g of protein, and 26g of fat each. This recipe covers 22% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodnetwork requires beef tenderloin, rosemary focaccia bread, onions, and red wine vinegar. It works well as a pretty expensive hor d'oeuvre. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
Brush the slices of focaccia with the olive oil.
Place on a sheet pan and grill until crispy, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the onions, wine, vinegar, brown sugar, and honey. Stir constantly over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, until the sauce is the consistency of marmalade.
Grill the beef tenderloin, turning to mark all sides, until medium rare, about 10 to 15 minutes total.
Let rest for 10 minutes, then thinly slice the meat.
Place a slice of beef on each rosemary focaccia crostini and top each with a teaspoon of onion marmalade.
Recommended wine: Sparkling Wine, Chianti, Verdicchio, Sparkling Rose, Trebbiano
Sparkling Wine, Chianti, and Verdicchio are great choices for Crostini. If you're serving a selection of appetizers, you can't go wrong with these. Both are very food friendly and complement a variety of flavors. One wine you could try is Pierre Peters Cuvee Reserve Grand Cru. It has 4.7 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 65 dollars.
Pierre Peters Cuvee Reserve Grand CruThe wine is clear or pale with hints of green typical to the Chardonnay. The mousse is fine and regular with a pretty ribbon of strong bubbles. The first nose is both flowery and fruity, then comes notes of fresh nuts and fresh bread. In the finish there is citrus which brings a beautiful impression of smoothness and freshness. The attack is frank, associated with delicacy and roundness. The first impression is dominated with fresh white fruits (lemon and pear) and with flowers (acacia), followed by creamy notes. The finally is persistent on the citrus (candied grapefruit, tangerine and lemon) and minerality, bringing freshness and elegance to the wine.