Hands-On Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Greg DuPree

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook fregola in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Rinse, drain, and spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; let cool 5 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Toss together onions, oil, ½ teaspoon of the salt, and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper in a medium bowl. Grill or griddle onions, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and white parts are tender, about 6 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop.

Step 3

Stir together butter, shallot, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Step 4

Just before serving, melt butter mixture in a small skillet or microwave. Toss dill butter with cooked fregola and charred onions. Top with a little more dill.

Chef's Notes

Tip: Pack the fregola, dill butter, and dill garnish separately. Melt the butter at the party and fluff it into the fregola. Then garnish.

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