Indigo Cherry Tomatoes
At first glance, the Indigo Rose cherry tomato strikes a curios chord. Its skin is glossy and smooth and the fruit has the quintessential cherry tomato shape and size
French Breakfast Radish
This oblong heirloom radish's vibrant color graduates to a white tip. Very crisp, the lovely color makes it a popular favorite. Quaintly named, this variety is topped with bright greens and offers an excellent mildly sharp flavor.
Torpedo Red Onions
Inventory, bunch : 167.08
This item was last sold on : 04/17/14
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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.
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Tdub||La Jolla CA||858-551-4414|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|La Valencia||San Diego CA||858-551-3750|
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Juniper & Ivy||San Diego CA||858-481-3666|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|The Farm House Cafe||San Diego CA||619-269-9662|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Fabrice Poigin (VIP)||San Diego CA||619-804-2888|
|Paradise Point Resort Baleen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Brigantine Escondido||Escondido CA||760-743-4718|
|Omnivore Eating Experiences||San Diego CA||619-890-0809|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Azul La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-454-9677|
|Cucina Enoteca||Del Mar CA||619-239-2222|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Cafe Chloe||San Diego CA||619-232-3242|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|Nine - Ten||San Diego CA||858-964-5400|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
Recipes that include Torpedo Red Onions. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Local Lemons||Bright and Spicy Summer Soup|
|Nourished Kitchen||Onion Gratin|
|Gastronomy||Sweet Onion and Anchovy Pastries|
|Cooking Books||Red Onions Cooked in Orange Juice|