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Onion for flavor

Sm62577Sm62577 Posts: 27
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
Has anybody ever tried dropping a whole unpeeled onion on the hot charcoal to create flavor during smoking? Some BBQ expert told me about that but I haven't tried it, I've never heard of that...
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  • Janssen14Janssen14 Posts: 50
    I've done it.. It works
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  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    do you get any wierd burnt flavor?

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  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    Ive done it... no burnt flavors, but the aroma will draw neighbors.  :)  I liked the flavor it imparted, but it isn't quite onion flavor.  I have also added garlic and fresh herbs.  They are interesting too.  My favorite thing to add is wood, but we all knew that.  ;)
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    No, but once I dropped all the ingredients for salsa directly on the coals for a few minutes to give it a charred-smokey flavor. I do remember it smelling real good as they cooked, whether it would impart any flavor to something else you are cooking...I have no idea.

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  • seanwileyseanwiley Posts: 21
    Ive done it... no burnt flavors, but the aroma will draw neighbors.  :)  I liked the flavor it imparted, but it isn't quite onion flavor.  I have also added garlic and fresh herbs.  They are interesting too.  My favorite thing to add is wood, but we all knew that.  ;)
    So are you saying its worth doing? Or just kind of a novelty?
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  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    Ive done it... no burnt flavors, but the aroma will draw neighbors.  :)  I liked the flavor it imparted, but it isn't quite onion flavor.  I have also added garlic and fresh herbs.  They are interesting too.  My favorite thing to add is wood, but we all knew that.  ;)


    So are you saying its worth doing? Or just kind of a novelty?

    I think, personally at least, that the aroma was better than the flavor.  I wouldn't say it was a bad thing, but I would rather stick the onion on a skewer, brush with olive oil, salt & pepper, and eat it.  :)  Maybe thats just me. 
    Large and Small BGE * www.quelfood.com
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  • Smoker_GuruSmoker_Guru Posts: 372
    Wrap the onion in foil with a little butter and brown sugar, S&P, indirect @ 350 about  1 hour....oooooohhhhh yyyyyyaaaaa, that's good.
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  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    Wrap the onion in foil with a little butter and brown sugar, S&P, indirect @ 350 about  1 hour....oooooohhhhh yyyyyyaaaaa, that's good.

    Yes... that is delicious too!  Although I used butter and Better Than Bullion.
    Large and Small BGE * www.quelfood.com
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  • Sm62577Sm62577 Posts: 27
    Thanks for all the input,,,much appreciated
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  • Smoker_GuruSmoker_Guru Posts: 372
    Wrap the onion in foil with a little butter and brown sugar, S&P, indirect @ 350 about  1 hour....oooooohhhhh yyyyyyaaaaa, that's good.

    Yes... that is delicious too!  Although I used butter and Better Than Bullion.
    I'll give that a try, thanks.
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