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Grilled Spring Onions

serves 2-4

These onions make a delicious complement any grilled meal. Tender sweet spring onions take on delicious charred, complex flavors when grilled. Cook them for less time to preserve their fresh flavor, or a little longer for more sweetness.



ingredients

vegetable oil (for the grill)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 pound spring onions, cut in half lengthwise

timer

prep: 15 minutes
total: 30 minutes

tools

grill (gas or charcoal)
grill brush
whisk
2 small bowls
basting brush
tongs

instructions

1. If using a gas grill, preheat one side to high and one side to low. If using a charcoal grill, start a two-zone fire. Clean the grill with a grill brush. Oil the grill by holding a folded wad of paper towel with tongs, dipping it in vegetable oil, and brushing the oil (sparingly -- it's flammable) onto the grill grate.

2. Slice the onions in half lengthwise. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, soy sauce, garlic and lemon juice. Using a basting brush, lightly coat both sides with the oil mixture.

3. Put the onions cut side-down on the high-heat side of the grill. Continuing to baste the onions with the oil mixture, cook 3-4 minutes. Then turn the onions and cook until they start to become tender and the sides darken, another 3-4 minutes.

4. Move the onions to the low-heat side of the grill and cook until the onions are tender and browned.
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