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sweet and juicy, mild to strong flavoured onion with
an attractive dark red-purple flesh, which is flecked
with white lines. Choose firm onions with an evenly-coloured
skin, avoid those with any signs of softness or green
How To Use Red Onion
onions are ideal for including raw in salads or
in cooked dishes where a sweet onion flavour is
required such as salsa, stuffed onions, chicken
or fish dishes or mixed vegetable stews. They can
also be used as a garnish or included in homemade
chutneys to serve with cold meats and cheese.
How To Prepare Red Onion
a thin slice from the top of the onion. Peel the
skin away and remove any soft outer layers. Hold
the onion by the root and slice or cut in half and
chop into even-sized pieces.
How To Cook Red Onion
can be fried, roasted or steamed. To fry, heat 1
tbsp olive oil in a pan, add the prepared onion
and cook for 5 -10 minutes, stirring occasionally
until tender. To roast preheat the oven to 200°C,
gas mark 6. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a roasting tin
and heat in the oven, add the unpeeled onions, season
well and roast for 45 - 55 minutes or until tender.
To steam, place whole, peeled onions or sliced onions
in a steamer. Cook whole onions for 40 - 50 minutes
and sliced onions for 15 - 20 minutes.
How To Store Red Onion
in a cool, dry place for 1 to 2 weeks.
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