Leeks, Shallots, and Onions: Savory Allium Recipes

Leeks, Shallots, and Onions: Savory Allium Recipes

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Faith Durand
Mar 30, 2010
Onions' sweet and savory tastes and pungent, tear-inducing sharpness combine to create quiet depths of flavor in so many dishes — but onions often don't get the credit. They play happily in the background, yielding the spolight to a dish's more glamorous ingredients. So here, in early spring, when fresh baby alliums are just coming up from the ground, is a roundup of recipes that each put the onion family front and center. From leek soup to onion and citrus salad, if you love onions, these are recipes for you! SALADS1 Citrus and Onion Salad2 Fennel, Orange, and Shallot Salad3 Tomato Salad with Red Onion, Dill and Feta SOUPS4 Spring Leek and Lemon Soup5 Creamy Leek and Yogurt Soup6 French Onion Soup7 Cream of Shallot Soup8 Potato Leek Soup LUNCH & DINNER9 Chicken with Shallot-Apricot Sauce10 Florida Butter Beans with Caramelized Onions and Bacon11 Cheese and Onion Sandwich Recipe12 Leeks Braised with Wine and Garlic13 Lemon Frittata with Leeks and Goat Cheese14 Mushroom and Leek Risotto CONDIMENTS AND NIBBLES15 Three Onion Jam Recipes16 The Zuni Pink Pickled Onions17 DIY Cocktail Onions What's your favorite way to eat onions? Roasted? Caramelized? Sliced in a salad? Cooked down low and slow in a curry? More about onions:How To Dice An Onion: The VideoHow To French Cut an OnionFive Tips on How to Cut Onions Without Tears (Images: See linked posts for full image credits.)
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