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Onions - help needed

post #1 of 10
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Hi, was wondering whether anyone can help me.
I own a catering company and we specialise in hot dogs. I want to marinate me onions in something to make them taste really special. Can anyone help? I have an event tomorrow so need something fast!
post #2 of 10

what about a quick pickling with an Asian flare?

take a basic namasu recipe, but use only onions

<edit-I use loads of fresh diced ginger root for zip>

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much I'll investigate smile.gif
post #4 of 10
Italian salad dressing?
post #5 of 10
Red wine vinegar & a bit of sugar
post #6 of 10

Quick pickled red onions are addictive:


Blanch a large sliced red onion in boiling water for 30 seconds then shock in cold water


crush together cumin seeds, black peppercorns and kosher salt--a generous 3/4 teaspoon of each seed and 1/4-1/2  teasp of the salt


Slice a couple of cloves of garlic in quarters


Toss all together with 1/3 - 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar then add enough water to cover.


Let sit at room temperature, stirring occasionally,  until the onions are bright pink


These keep in the refrigerator for a long time.


Great on fish or pork tacos but I'm betting they work work fabulously with hot dogs, too.


This is based on a recipe from Rick Bayless's first cookbook

post #7 of 10

Red onions. Slice in half longitudinally leaving skin on. Place in hotel pan, cut side down. Pour in equal amounts of red wine and balsamic vinegar to about 1/2" depth. Cover pan tightly and put in convection oven at 300 for 1 1/2 hours. Remove skins. Cut off core tops and bottoms. French cut onions thinly.

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post #8 of 10
You can marinate some of the onions with vinegar and mustard. We make a pickled slaw with mustard that goes great with hotdogs.
post #9 of 10

Vinegar, mustard and a pinch of brown sugar for sweetness and to carmelize more..

post #10 of 10

I was going to say balsamic vinegar and a touch of sugar - but the red wine suggestion above sounds awesome!

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