Whole Smoked Onions

Whole-smoking onions in your spent coals yields a silky, deep-golden interior. The smoky puree is incredibly versatile and can be folded into dips, smeared on steaks or whisked into vinaigrettes. Slideshow:  More Onion Recipes 

Whole Smoked Onions
Photo: © Eva Kolenko
Total Time:
4 hrs
Makes 1/2 cup


  • 4 medium yellow onions or large shallots


  1. When the embers in your grill are beginning to die down, carefully tuck in the onions at the edge. Cook until charred and tender throughout, at least 3 hours, depending on the volume and heat of your embers. Let cool completely, then scoop the tender, smoky flesh into a bowl.

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