Onions, Fabulous, Superb Perfection


Visitors: 319

Onions are absolutely one of the most delicious and flexible commodities you use in the kitchen. From savory steaming soups to satisfying homemade salsa, onions play an important part in our daily cooking.

Flavorful appetizers from onion dips to salad dressing, main course casseroles, even the onion focaccia bread accompaniment for dinner.

Buying onions is a simple task. Look for dry, papery skins with no soft spots. You should also notice the absence of any strong odor. A good dry onion will have very little to no smell to it at all. If it has a strong onion odor the onion has already began to turn bad.

Varieties of onion include, Vidalia, Texas 1015, Red, Green, the Walla Walla from Washington and Maui from Hawaii. Sweet onions such as Vidalia and Walla Walla are mellow enough to eat raw, but they are excellent “baked" on the grill and served with grilled steaks or burgers. Try them in the oven too.

Caramelizing onions during cooking will give a rich sweetness to recipes, enhancing kitchen aromas and have everyone asking, “What’s for dinner?” Followed shortly by “fabulous, superb and perfection. ”

Grab an old pair of your wife’s panty hose, cut off the legs. Now you simply drop an onion down into the leg of the hose and tie a knot directly above the onion. Repeat this process until each onion is secured and hang the hose in a cool dry, well ventilated space, out of direct sun light.

To remove the onion, simply cut the hose with a pair of scissors right below the knot and the onion easily falls out. You should be able to keep your onions for about three months.

Kosher salt is one of the best things to use to remove the smell of the onion from your hands. Wash your hands using a little dish washing soap, water and about a teaspoon full of salt. Any salt will do, I just like the course texture of the kosher salt. Rinse your hands and repeat if necessary.

Tears when you chop those onions?

How do you get rid of the tears? Here are a few simple suggestions to “ease your pain. ”

You can place the onion in the refrigerator for about thirty minutes prior to chopping or if you are in a hurry toss them in the freezer for about four to five minutes. The cold will tone down the sulfur compound in the juice of the onion. In addition be sure to use the sharpest knife possible to expedite your chopping chores.

Steve Melton, aka, Capt'n Salsa has a vast collection of homemade salsa and Mexican Food recipes at his web site, http://www.great-salsa.com discover the Magical Secrets to Mouth-Watering Mexican Food, too. Visit today for a delicious winter time tomato salsa recipe.


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Are You Waiting For Perfection?
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Friendship Tattoo Designs Finding Superb Art For This Superb Tribute

by: Adam Woodham (November 11, 2008) 
(Arts and Entertainment)

LG Secret Superb Materials For a Superb Mobile Phone

by: Caroline Telford (July 26, 2008) 
(Communications/Mobile Cell Phone Reviews)

How to Grow Onions!

by: Terry Blackburn (November 23, 2006) 
(Home and Family)

Can Onions Kill Your Dog?

by: Jen Moore (December 17, 2008) 

Broccoli Rabe with Caramelized Onions and Garlic

by: Heather Dominick (August 03, 2005) 
(Food and Drink/Recipes)

How To Cut Onions Without Buying A Chopper Device

by: Chef Todd Mohr (March 10, 2012) 
(Food and Drink/Cooking Tips)

Soul Food Recipes And The World's Sweetest Onions

by: Wycliffe Williams (February 01, 2007) 
(Food and Drink)

Crockpot Pork Roast With Onions and Potatoes Meal Suitable For Diabetics, Too!

by: Linda Carol Wilson (September 12, 2008) 
(Food and Drink/Crockpot Recipes)

Great Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Goat Cheese, Pesto and Grilled Onions - Oh .

by: Leah Quinn (February 28, 2008) 
(Food and Drink/Recipes)

Are You Waiting For Perfection?

by: Caroline Jalango (March 13, 2008) 
(Self Improvement/Motivation)