For some food lovers, the smell of a grilled onion can send their senses into a frenzy. The mouth begins to water. The feet start to move the body to the source of the aroma that has sent a serious ping to the olfactory nerve.
And the best part about the onion when grilling is one doesn’t have to do much to it to make it wonderful. A little oil or butter, a squeeze of lemon and a dash of salt and pepper is all it takes to create onion excellence.
Red onions are very good when prepared on the grill. Here is an easy recipe for your next grill session.
- 1 large red onion
- Olive oil
- Lemon wedge
- Coarse salt and pepper
Trim the a thin slice off the side of the whole, unpeeled red onion. Set the onion flat on a cutting board and cut the onion into four, 1-inch slices. Be sure to remove the outer, tough ring of skin from every slice.
Drizzle the sliced onion with olive oil, squeeze the lemon over the slices and season both sides with salt and pepper. Grill on hot grill or on a nonstick griddle for 5 to 7 minutes on each side until onion is tender. DO NOT lift the onion before flipping.