Roselle may be used raw, dried or juiced. The fruit's tart flavor requires a sweetener of some kind, and it is successfully used like a cranberry in recipes for jam, jelly, chutney and even wine.
Barrel Cactus Fruit
The fruit of the Barrel cactus is best prepared in sweet applications, since its natural tartness lends itself well to a hint of sugar. Cook the fruit down with agave syrup to make a jam, jelly or a sweet and sour chutney.
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Three characteristics set the Maui onion apart from other yellow onions: They lack the sulfur that gives most other onions their sharp taste and tear-producing odor. Their flesh also has a high sugar and high moisture content. This combination makes Maui onions exceptionally sweet and succulent, crisp and mild when perfectly ripe.
Maui onions have a peak season from early April through June but they are available year-round.
Maui onions, botanical name are a short day Yellow Granex variety of Sweet onions. There are several varieties of Sweet onions, all of which were selected and cultivated beginning in the 20th Century. Other varieties, besides Maui onions include Vidalia, Carzilia, Sunbrero and Texas 1015 Super Sweet.
Maui onions are ubiquitously known as a true raw-eating onion but they can also be cooked utilizing their sweetness in a variety of methods for soups, slow roasting stews, braising meats, grilling fish and simply sauteing. Eugenol is the dominant volatile compound in onions; its presence leads the way for a myriad of complementary ingredients. The penetrating aromatics of onions pair well with woody, warm and sugary foods such as barley, hazelnuts, coffee, grilled beef, cinnamon, cloves, rosemary, Thai basil, potatoes, ginger, vanilla, toasted coconut, maple syrup and pineapple. Maui onions will keep, cool and dry, for up to a month.
Maui onion's sweetness cannot be duplicated if not grown in the red volcanic earth of the upland slopes of Mt. Haleakala, where they were originally cultivated. They are sown on the late fall and harvested in early Spring. They need only about nine hours of sunlight which is best suited to warmer climates and mild winters. The mild winters of Maui make them one of the first Spring varieties to appear. Maui onions are hand harvested and field-cured. Although the Maui onion was first cultivated in Maui, it was selected from parent onions from the state of Texas.
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|Crab Catcher La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-454-9587|
|Moniker Coffee Company||San Diego CA||541-450-2402|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill||San Diego CA||619-497-0914|
|Grass Skirt||San Diego CA||858-412-5237|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Sheraton Carlsbad (20/20)||Carlsbad CA||760-827-2400|
|Chateau Lake San Marcos||San Marcos CA||760-471-0083|
|Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Pacific Coast Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-794-4632|
|The Bellows||San Marcos CA||619-395-6325|
|Decoy Dockside Restaurant||San Marcos CA||760-653-3230|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
Recipes that include Maui Onions. One is easiest, three is harder.
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