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 

Best New Chef 2011: George Mendes
George Mendes
June 2016

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Credit: © Eva Kolenko

Recipe Summary

total:
4 hrs
Yield:
Makes 1/2 cup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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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