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Red onion's flavor ranges from sweet to pungent depending on its age, particular variety or how much sulfur was in the growing soil or in the fertilizer used. It can grow up to six inches in diameter if harvested at its latest point of maturity.
- red onions may be used in recipes calling simply for onions but they are used principally as a main ingredient alongside a few other supporting ingredients as their bold flavor will generally dominate any dish they are in
- can be used as a sandwich onion, yet they can be roasted, grilled, braised, caramelized, fried and even pickled
- pairings include foods rich in fat such as cream, melting and fresh cheeses, eggs, avocados, olive oil and nuts, grilled meats, acidic ingredients such as citrus, vinegars and tomatoes, vibrant herbs including basil, cilantro, parsley and tarragon and warming spices including cumin, cayenne, cinnamon and star anise
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