Young Onions With Goat's Cheese And Marjoram Recipe 

12 young onions
Olive oil
200g soft Irish goat's cheese 
1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
Cayenne pepper 
Freshly grated nutmeg 
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. Trim the roots and green tops from the onions, reserving the green tops. Blanch the onions in boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes, just to soften them. Drain and refresh. Cut each onion in half lengthways. 
  3. Arrange the onion halves, cut side up, in a lightly oiled earthenware baking dish. Seasons with salt and pepper, and drizzle over a little oil just to moisten. Crumble the goat's cheese over the onions, then sprinkle with the marjoram and garlic. Bake for 40 minutes. 
  4. Meanwhile, finely slice the reserved green tops. 
  5. To finish, sprinkle the green onion tops over the cheese together with a good pinch of cayenne and a little grated nutmeg. 
  6. Serve hot.