Red Onion Mojo

"This is from Bon Appetit magazine. Goes great with grilled meats."
photo by Bev I Am photo by Bev I Am
photo by Bev I Am
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  • Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until tender and translucent but not brown, about 10 minutes. (Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm over medium heat before continuing.).
  • Add lime juice to onions and simmer until liquid is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove onions from heat. Stir in cilantro leaves.

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  1. twissis
    Made as written for the Quest 2014, I foresee this tasty little recipe having several creative uses. We're in avocado heaven here right now & they were a fine add to avocado chunks for a simple, but tasty side-salad w/complimentary flavors. I think they would do equally well adding flavor to pasta & other salads to give them a MOJO ingredient, so to speak. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us Agent Ev.
  2. Kittencalrecipezazz
    this was good but next time I will use less lime juice, that amount was slightly overpowering, thanks for sharing Ev!...Kitten
  3. Bev I Am
    Wonderful flavor! The lime adds so much in creating this flavor! I am serving this with pork tenderloin. Thank you, Evelyn!
  4. tara portee
    This stuff is awesome! I cooked the onions for about 15 minutes, but was still careful to not brown them. I served them once with pan seared beef and one day with fish tacos. Yum.


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