Thursday, September 3, 2009

Marinated Grilled Onions

I've been getting a little tired of some of my standby side dish recipes (as you may have noticed with my Rosemary Fries recipe), so when it came to cooking onions to serve with a steak dinner, I was on the hunt for a new way to prepare them, rather than simply cooking them in a pan. I decided to take a cue from Bobby Flay and grill them up along with the steak. Merely grilling the onions will give them a great charred flavour, but I wanted to take it up a notch. That's when I came across this recipe for Grilled Vidalia Onions with an Italian dressing marinade from It is so simple, yet it successfully gives your onions that extra bit of flavour to make your entire meal come together as something extra special. You may decide to use sweet Vidalia onions, but you could also make this with yellow or red onions, or even scallions.

1 onion (any type), peeled and sliced into rings
Italian salad dressing (enough to coat onion rings)
salt and pepper

1. In a shallow dish, lay out onion rings and coat with Italian salad dressing. Let marinate for 1 hour.

2. Cook on grill at low heat until it reaches desired tenderness and colour. Season with salt and pepper and serve as a side dish or on top of a steak or burger.


Parita said...

i adore grilled onions and this seems to be fairly simple :)

The imPerfect Houswife said...

OK, do you mean like cook them on a real grill outside or an indoor grill - or does it matter? I love cooked onions, just not raw so those look really good!! ♥

Danielle said...

I cooked them on the barbeque but you can cook them on an indoor grill as well and still have a great flavour!

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Stephanie said...

mmmm... stomach is growling :)

figtree said...

so simple yet sooooooo delicious !Figtreeapps