Introduction: Water Lily Onions-super Easy Baked Side Dish

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This is a very easy recipe I stumbled upon, makes gorgeous water lilies of red onions...And since then I have been a fan of this recipe which goes along very well with baked meat dishes.

Baked together with balsamic vinegar makes a very impressive and effortless side dish.

It not only looks good but tastes good too.

Step 1: Ingredients

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2-3 medium sized red onions

3 Tbs olive oil

4Tbs Balsamic vineger

salt and pepper.


Kitchen knife,

baking dish

mixing bowl

aluminium foil.

Step 2:

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Peel the onions and slice off the bottom root.

with a sharp knife make a vertical cut till about 1/2 inch from the bottom.

make similar cuts at right angles to the first one to get 4 part and then make 2 more cuts to get 8 equal parts.

all segments are still joined together at the bottom.

Step 3:

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In the mixing bowl place the onions.

pour over the vinegar and the olive oil.

toss the onions around to make sure they are completely coated.

Grease a baking dish.

Place the onions onto the tray with enough room around each onion to bloom open.

Pour over the oil-vinegar mixture over those onions.

Sprinkle salt and cracked black pepper, if you wish.

Cover the baking dish with an alum foil.

Step 4: Baking and Serving.

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Preheat the oven at 250C.

Bake for around 15-20 minutes at 250C in the middle rack of the oven.

remove the tray-uncover it. Blossoming blooms!!!!!

Let it cool.

Beautiful...isn't it?. Carefully pick each Onion Lily and place it in the serving dish.

garnish with capers and shredded iceberg salad leaves. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the leaves as well.



Sunglowart (author)2015-09-12

What a brilliant idea! Going to try out this sunday.

ThisIsMyNameOK (author)2015-09-11

Beautiful idea. It really does look like a water lily. This would be great as a garnish for Asian dishes.

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