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Onions are so often taken for granted, but at least this recipe doesn’t! You can see the fabulous results on the video: he puts whole onions on the grill then piles bacon on top, the result? I can’t stop DROOLING! I suppose we should add that “she” can do it, too! In any case, onions are a fantastic food that is showcased in this surprise dish.

Onions are a member of the same family as garlic, shallots, leeks and chives. They are all members of the allium group of vegetables. In fact, the word, allium, is Greek, meaning garlic. This group of vegetables contains many sulfur compounds that give them their unique flavor and contribute to their healthful properties. Onions probably originated in or around Asia and have been cultivated for thousands of years.

Most of us buy dried onions, the ones with the multiple layers of papery yellowish skin that we peel back to reveal the fresher onion underneath. Take care, though, since most of the nutrition is found close to that outer peel, so remove as little as you can when you peel your onions.

There are a lot of different kinds of onions, with different levels of that sharp distinctive flavor that onions carry. Shallots may be the lightest, although in contention with chives, or at least the young chive shoots. Onions can be white, yellow, red and even dark purple. An onion pie, made with a variety of white onions emphasizing white and red onions, and blended with oranges in a cornmeal crust is a delightful combination of foods.

Onions are good for you, too, containing plenty of vitamins and other nutrients. Even a modest intake of onions (once or twice each week) has been shown to reduce the incidence of certain cancers and have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, similar to its cousin, garlic.

This recipe combines onions and bacon, a fabulous combination for a BBQ. It is quick, easy, and delicious. Try some tonight.

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