Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Popular onion
Popular OnionThe popularity of these wonderful aromatic bulbs is, in all likelihood, due to their healthbenefits and the ability to enhance the taste of everyday dishes. Certainly no onewould argue that the onion provides a depth of flavor to an otherwise ordinary soup,salad or sauce. Their aromatic undertones, as well as the natural sweetness thatcomes out during cooking, is one the best things that could happen in the culinaryworld. Different types of onionsstrengthen the vegetable’s status as amulti-functional helper in the kitchen.Commonly found in the United States,Spanish onions have a mild flavor and areoften considered as the ‘default’ choicefor recipes that don’t specify a type ofonion. They are fairly large and round.Those who are put off by the strong flavorwould find Spanish onions more to theirliking. If you’re preparing chilli con carne,barbecue and salsas, you can dependon this type for a mellow taste.Often compared to Spanish onions is the white onion, so-called due to its color insideand out. Its tangy flavor is its main characteristic, making it a favorite choice for LatinAmerican cuisine. The white variety is popularly used to make caramelized onions,which is the main ingredient found in French onion soup, curries and chutneys. Othersfind it suitable as a topping to burgers or steaks.Their versatility moves forth with pearl onions, a type that is quite small and has a subtleflavor. There many ways to use this kind in your dishes. It can be glazed, grilled orcreamed. Pickle these cute white bulbs to make a delicious garnish or side dish.Because of the mild flavor, you can also enjoy it in soups, omelette and sauce.Scallions belong to the bunching type of onions and are also called other names suchas green or Chinese onions. The flavorful bite of these small bulbs makes it a favoriteamong culinary experts fond of making Asian cuisine. It can be pleasant ingredient incold salads and a topping or garnish for casseroles or roasts. Chinese stir-fried disheslike vegetables, chicken and seafood use finely chopped scallions to give that distinctflavor that does not overpower the other ingredients. Scallions are mostly available in
supermarkets year-round, but do keep in mind that you need to use it immediatelyafter purchase.Other widely-used types of onions include Cipollini and shallots. The latter is also ahighly preferred choice in Asian cooking with its mild flavor.