Seasonal Recipe Spotlight: Red Onion
Onions seem perpetually in season, and it’s easy to take them for granted. Those giant purple onions, with the papery skins and violet interiors are always available, always ready to be thrown on a burger or in a salad.
But don’t let their sweetness and bright color go unappreciated, especially in the wintertime. There’s so little color in the winter if you eat seasonally, and there’s real inspiration to be found in the flavor and color of red onions.
We have been just dying to try this recipe for Red Onion Pickles, adapted from the Zuni Cafe Cookbook, over at MattBites. With star anise, chilies, bay leaves and other spices they sound delicious and addictive – not to mention beautiful. Another condiment that would play up the flavor and color of red onion beautifully is this Red Onion Marmalade. With a little kick from the ginger this would make a superb accompaniment to a pork roast.
And of course there are always the classics, like Sausage, Red Onion and Wild Mushroom Pizza.
(Photo: Blooming Hill Farm)