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A question about a recipe: Corn Salad with Cilantro & Caramelized Onions

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I have a question about the recipe "Corn Salad with Cilantro & Caramelized Onions" from Ms. T. I made the salad and the flavor was very good, however, between the regular balsamic vinegar, the addition of sugar to the carmelizing, and cooking them for 20 minutes at the suggested heat level, my onions were dark brown and no longer red. How did yours stay red/purple? Should I have used white balsamic? Thanks.

asked by lsege almost 5 years ago
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added almost 5 years ago

Hmmm, I'm sorry to say that I don't have a sure-fire answer. First of all, my onions usually turn out browner than the Food52 test kitchen photos also, and I can assure you that it's still delicious, even though it's not as pretty! It also seems to vary a lot from onion to onion--I've found some keep their color more, and I'm not sure why (maybe based on age?). You might try a little less heat, or cooking them for slightly less time. If you try white balsamic, I'd love to hear how it turns out. Perhaps others who've tried this recipe have some better answers for you.