Onions were thought to be aphrodisiacs and to represent eternal life, by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans?
Alexander the Great ORDERED his troops to eat onions for strength and vitality?
Did you know that if you plugged your nose, all onions taste the same?
The stronger the onions tastes, the better protection it gives you against cancer, some studies have shown?
And if you can prove to me how to keep from crying when peeling or playing with onions, you just tell me. I have tried every single trick there is(yes, even online gimmicks) and absolutely nothing has worked in over 30 years.
Sweet, Crunchy, Salty and Meaty Spaghetti
I absolutely love the textures and taste of this simple spaghetti recipe. The addition of Chorizo sausage is just what the doctor ordered.
1 pound spaghetti
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 yellow onions, cut in half and julienned
2 red onions, cut in half and julienned
1/2 small bunch green onions, cut into 1/2-inch segments
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
3 ounces chorizo sausage, sliced and cut into matchsticks
1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Salt and black pepper to taste
Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain and set aside. Do not rinse! In the meantime, while the spaghetti is cooking, add olive oil to large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sugar, cook and stir until dissolved, about 30 seconds. Add all onions, oregano, thyme, sunflower seeds and sausage. Cook, stirring almost constantly, until onions are just cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Add broth, stir, and cook an additional 4-5 minutes, or until most of the broth has reduced. Carefully empty spaghetti into the onion mixture, stir and toss until well combined. Add Parmesan cheese and mix in well. Season to taste and serve hot.