In my recent blog post, Grilling 101, LB from Bullets and Biscuits left a comment and mentioned how they have started grilling whole onions. I was immediately intrigued by that since I had always sliced the onions up prior to grilling (usually to be used on burgers or brats). I love trying new things on the grill so I had to give this a shot! Now whether LB started doing the onion thing on her own or got it from someone else matters not to me. I got the idea from her so she gets the credit.
LB said they cap a Vidalia onion (yellow onions would be the next best choice) to create an indention and then add a bouillon cube and butter to the top. The whole deal is wrapped in aluminum foil and placed on the grill.
As you can see from the photo, I did not have any bouillon. I had to improvise and decided to cover my onion with A1 sauce. I added the butter and some seasoning. If you read my recent post on grilling and were a good student, you know I like to cook with low heat most of the time. I put the onion on the top rack and just let it slow cook while I was tending to the other food. I forgot to time it, but I'm guessing it was on the grill for roughly 40 minutes or so.
After everything was done and I had all the food back inside, I anxiously opened this sucker and cut into it! OH, MY WORD! Talk about something GOOD! It was fantastic! It didn't appear the A1 sauce stuck to the onion very well during cooking, but appearances were deceiving. The sauce permeated the onion and I could taste it through the whole thing! Very nice flavor!
I just had to share this since most people probably wouldn't see LB's comment where she talked about it. And I may be the only person in the world who hasn't tried grilling a whole Vidalia onion this way, but you know what? I don't care. This chizz is good stuff! I'm going to be experimenting with various sauces and seasonings just to see what kind of flavors I can get. The A1 gets thumbs up!
Thanks, LB! This is my new favorite way to grill onions! I will also be fixing onions this way at the cabin during hunting season.