Red onions are small to medium in size, averaging 10-15 centimeters in diameter, and are round to slightly oval. Red onions have purplish-red skin, juicy red flesh, and a relatively mild flavor. Red onions are crunchy, pungent, sweet, and slightly spicy when raw and when cooked their flavor lessens and grows mildly sweeter. Excellent addition to any recipe, because of how great it makes your food taste and look.
Red onions are best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as grilling, roasting, and pickling. You can slice and use red onions in burgers, wraps, tacos, pizza, and paninis. The onions can also be chopped and tossed into leafy green salads, minced into salsa or guacamole. Red onions pair well with eggs, avocados, olive oil, nuts, grilled meats, melting and fresh cheeses, citrus, vinegar, tomatoes, basil, cilantro, parsley, spices including cumin, cayenne, cinnamon, and star anise.
The bulbs will keep 1-2 months when stored in a cool, dry, and dark place with good air circulation. When sliced, red onions will keep 7-10 days when stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Grilled Steak with Red Peppers and Onions
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons rubbed sage
3 teaspoons ground coriander
3 teaspoons ground mustard
3 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup olive oil
2 medium red onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 medium sweet red peppers, halved
12 green onions, trimmed