Amla are small, round berries with light-green skin. The skin is almost translucent, with 6 to 8 faint yellow striations, making the Amla appear to be segmented. The skin is tough, yet thin with a flesh that is crisp and juicy
Wild Rice Shoots
The actual Wild Rice plant grows from 1.2 to 2.4 m in height and its leaves, when fully elongated, measure from 30 to 60 cm in length. The enlarged shoots are harvested, and the upper leaves cut off showing only the shoot with husk-like wrapper leaves.
Torpedo Red Onions
Inventory, bunch : 5.00
This item was last sold on : 03/10/14
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Red Torpedo onions are available mid winter through late spring.
These torpedo onions are the younger crop, full of succulence and brighter flavors rather than the mature onions that stay in the earth longer.
An Italian heirloom variety, its skin is reddish-purple in color. Elongated in shape, the bulbs resemble a torpedo or petite football. Its flesh is sweet, mild and tender with multiple sets of translucent purple and white colored rings that give it the appearance of a shallot more than an onion.
Torpedo onions are sweet enough that they can be eaten raw. Cooking brings out the natural sweetness of the torpedo onion best. A slow sautée to caramelize the creates a rich flavor that can allow it to enhance marinades or dressings. It can be utilized as an addition to pizzas or an accoutrement to both fish and meat dishes. Torpedo onions are also an ideal pickling onion.
The torpedo onion is native to Torpea, a town in Calabria, Italy, where it has been cultivated since B.C. records. It does not have a large commercial market; it can mostly be found at farmers markets as it is grown as a specialty crop in mild climates that are similar to its Mediterranean origins. The soil is also crucial to the torpedo onion's flavor and productivity. The Italian native torpedo onion is known as Rossa di Tropea and it has a protected registered D.O.C. (Designation of Origin) within the European Union.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|The Farm House Cafe||San Diego CA||619-269-9662|
|Cafe Chloe||San Diego CA||619-232-3242|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Nine - Ten||San Diego CA||858-964-5400|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|La Valencia||San Diego CA||858-551-3750|
|Tdub||La Jolla CA||858-551-4414|
|Cucina Enoteca||Del Mar CA||619-239-2222|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Michele Coulon Dessertier||San Diego CA||858-456-5098|
Recipes that include Torpedo Red Onions. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Local Lemons||Bright and Spicy Summer Soup|
|Gastronomy||Sweet Onion and Anchovy Pastries|
|Nourished Kitchen||Onion Gratin|