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Torpedo Red Onions
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This item was last sold on : 05/22/15
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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.
|VIP||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Bernard'O Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-487-7171|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Michele Coulon Dessertier||San Diego CA||858-456-5098|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
|Venissimo Cheese Hillcrest||San Diego CA||619-491-0708|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Top of the Market||San Diego CA||619-234-4867|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Culinary Students||San Diego CA||619-296-3172|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|Tdub||La Jolla CA||858-551-4414|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Solare Ristorante Lounge||San Diego CA||619-270-9670|
Recipes that include Torpedo Red Onions. One is easiest, three is harder.
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