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Image of The Day ~ Red Onion Sliced

January 17th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Red Onion Sliced
Red Onion Sliced

Red onion, sweet inside center, layers of tender goodness,
flavor abounds in salads, saute, marinades, dressings.

Chopped, minced, julienne, puree, rings, caramelized, grilled,
extracting the flavors, textures, and aroma,
member of the allium genus, along with close relatives like garlic, shallots, and chives.

What is your favorite onion?

Photo © Mylene Bressan
for CC:Attribution-NonCommercial

Bon appetite!
©2011 CCR

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lea Ann // Jan 17, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Love em all, but my answer would have to be Vidalia

  • 2 Drick // Jan 17, 2011 at 8:39 am

    yep, vidalia… could eat it raw like an apple

  • 3 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    @LeaAnn, @Drick, you are so on target, Vidalia are some of the sweetest onions on the planet.

    I got one comment on Facebook that it reminds him of a military Purple Heart Medal.

  • 4 Gloria // Jan 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    My first impression was that it looked like a heart too but not a medal. Must be my love of onions. Raw, vidalias are definitely #1 but I do love leeks for cooking and wish we had a growing season here long enough to get them bigger than a thick pencil. I take solace in the fact the smaller they are the more flavourful as well but the time spent cleaning enough to make a batch of vichyssoise…

  • 5 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Yes, leeks are wonderful addition to soups and add an incredible flavor to many dishes such as the vichyssoise you mentioned.

  • 6 zerrin // Jan 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    My favortie is absolutely the red one! And this picture is gorgeous! I love the layers, they look like a time tunnel with pinkish spirals. Great job!

  • 7 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Zerrin,
    I love your analogy to the time and space continuum! Nature imitating the universe maybe…perhaps!

  • 8 OC2Seattle // Jan 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    What a fabulous ode to the red onion. As a fav – I love them all (although I didn’t as a child) but I’m going for Walla Walla sweet 😉

  • 9 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I like your selection, coming from the west coast town of the same name!

  • 10 claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend // Jan 17, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Very pretty!

  • 11 Quay Po Cooks // Jan 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Chef Ryan, How are you? What a fabulous picture of the red onion. We hardly can find lovely red onions here so I have to settle with just the purple and white onion.