Grilled Red Onions with Meat Candy
I say, “Peel the red beauties and grill ‘em!” They’re so good they make me cry!
It’s hot here and we’re not used to this day after day. Normally it’s hot for 2 or 3 days, then we have a nice little rainstorm and it cools things off for several days. Not this summer! It’s hot, hot, hot and very humid with more than our share of severe thunderstorms. That means ~ DA grill! (Sorry, I’ve been thinking about DA Bears lately!)
Eating grilled red onions is foodie heaven to me and is one of life’s little pleasures! I mix them up with a little olive oil, red wine vinegar, lots of garlic cloves, fresh sprigs of basil, and the best meat candy there is: BACON! So you know this has to be delicious! Just be sure to cook the bacon in a skillet until fairly crisp first unless you like the fat.
The smoky spicy aroma floating around while these onions were grilling was intoxicating. The grilling makes for caramelized onions, turning them into tender natural sweetness. It’s a perfect little side-dish that goes with about anything!
I wonder how this would be as an appetizer?
Grilled Red Onions
8 bacon strips, cut into large slices and cooked almost crisp
4 red onions, peeled and quartered
10 garlic cloves, peeled
6 basil sprigs
6 basil sprigs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Freshly ground pepper
Divide mixture between 2 large pieces of foil.
Fold and seal into a package.
Place on hot grill for 15 to 20 minutes.
Open carefully and serve.
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes.