Red onions can help jazz up foodservice dishes - The Packer

Red onions can help jazz up foodservice dishes

05/17/2013 01:41:00 PM
Cynthia David

“For our loose onions, we offer a branded bin that again serves to visually differentiate our onion variety in the produce aisle.”

Jason Morse, executive chef for Douglas County School District, Castle Rock, Colo., who coordinates up to 30,000 school lunches a day, said red onions make dishes more eye-catching.

“If you sauté them on high heat, the red color just brightens right up,” Morse said.

“On a pizza, reds give good color and a nice onion flavor,” he said. “Kids eat with their eyes, and if you add colorful onions they can see it looks good and tastes good as they walk through the lunch line.”

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