When I make guacamole, I prefer to use green onions instead of red or white onions because the green have a milder flavor. However, I recently tested a recipe where the raw white onions were soaked in water for a few minutes before being added to the avocado. The resulting minced onions were noticeably less strong with a somewhat sweeter, more mellow flavor. When the guacamole was finished, rather than overpower the dish, the onions complemented it. Here's what you do:
- Slice or dice the onion according to your recipe.
- Place in a bowl and cover with water. Let sit on the counter for five to 10 minutes.
- Drain, discarding the water and reserving the onions. Use immediately!
Have you done this before? How do you feel about raw onions?