Today, I’m sharing a tasty little side dish recipe made with spices from Season With Spice, my most favorite small business! The Seasoned With Spice Infused Onions dish introduces you to three of Season With Spice’s seasonings and will have you wanting to try more.
Seasoned with Spice Infused Onions is a simple dish in which onions are steamed in their own juices along with a complementary blend of spices. The cooking method is similar to that used with my Fennel Infused Onions from a couple of years ago. However, the seasoning is completely different, showing you how versatile this simple side can be.
Today’s seasonings all came from Season With Spice, an Asian spice shop owned and operated by the nicest and most genuine couple – Reese and Mark. I have only met Reese and Mark virtually, but during the past year Reese and I have had many conversations about food and spices (and a few other things :)), and I just know that one day we will meet, and that we’ll spend the day playing around in the kitchen chatting like old friends. But until then, I will be helping you get to know them as I do through their spices, many of which I have already formed an addiction to.
For example, these onions are infused with the flavors of Aleppo chili pepper flakes, sweet ginger sea salt, and lemongrass powder. I had never used lemongrass powder before, in fact, I didn’t even know it existed until I saw it used in Reese’s Coconut Lime Dressing. Now I know that it will have a permanent spot in my pantry, along with many of their other spices. Together these three seasonings create a dish that is a little spicy, a little sweet (mostly due to the sweet onions), and with a hint of lemon ginger. I hope you try them all very soon.
Seasoned with Spice Infused Onions Recipe
Prep Time and Cook time: less than 30 minutes
Recipe author: MJ of MJ’s Kitchen
Divide the onion slices and the spices in half. You’ll be making 2 layers. (Click on the images to enlarge them.)
- In the center of a sheet of aluminum foil*, drizzle a little olive on the foil and spread it around the center using a brush or paper towel. (This is to prevent the onions from sticking to the foil.)
- Top with a layer of onion slices (half of the onion).
- Sprinkle this layer of onions with half of the salt, lemongrass powder and chili pepper flakes.
- Add another layer of onion using the rest of the onion and repeat with the rest of the spices.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Place another sheet of aluminum foil over the onion and fold all of the edges to create a sealed envelope.
- Place on a hot grill or hot cast iron skillet/griddle on the stovetop. If possible, cover with a lid from a pot. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes, turn and cook another 4 – 5 minutes.**
- Carefully open the package, and serve.
*If you don’t want to use aluminum foil, you could always use parchment paper and place on a sheet pan, then either on the grill or in a hot oven (400° F) for about 15 minutes.
**4 minutes per side for the stovetop. 5 minutes per side for the grill. (These times are shorter than using parchment because of the foil and the direct heat source of the grill and the cast iron.)
Serve these onions as a side dish or toss with rice or pasta.
With this being Small Business Saturday weekend, where small businesses like us ask for your support, we wanted instead to thank everyone for their support over the past year. Making a small business successful only happens when you have close friends like MJ cheering you on.
From day one when we launched the Season with Spice shop – specializing in premium Asian spices & blends – MJ has spiced & cooked, commented & emailed, inspired & motivated, to keep us on track, to keep us positive, and to keep us working hard to make the business a success.
Small businesses need people with big hearts – to keep you focused on seeing past the doubts that creep in with every challenge you face. So on this Small Business Saturday, we are thankful to call MJ our good friend, and thankful to have the biggest heart in New Mexico encouraging us every day.
To say thank you to MJ and of all you, her readers, we have given away two of our spice kits – Chili Flakes Spice Kit & Curry Powder Spice Kit.
Our Chili Flakes Spice Kit includes Chipotle Chili Flakes (a spice with a real kick, and an enticingly smoky aroma), Aleppo Chili Flakes (mild, but packs a punch of flavor with fruity, salty, vinegary notes), and Korean Chili Flakes (rich, vibrant, and fruity with a spiciness that builds, but doesn’t overwhelm).
Our Curry Powder Spice Kit consists of Sri Lankan Curry Powder (a rich, mildly spicy blend of warming spices), Sweet & Spicy Curry Powder (a balanced, versatile curry powder with a deliciously flavorful kick), and Garam Masala (the quintessential blend of South Asia with a hearty mix of smoky, vivid flavors).
This giveaway is closed.
Two winners will be selected! One will receive our Chili Flakes Spice Kit (Korean Chili Flakes, Chipotle Chili Flakes, and Aleppo Chili Flakes) and the other will receive our Curry Powder Spice Kit (Sweet & Spicy Curry Powder, Garam Masala, and Sri Lankan Curry Powder).
To enter, just leave a comment below telling us if you already have, or will be, shopping in person or online at a small business this busy holiday weekend. And if you like, please give a shout out to the business in your comment. [Bonus entry details below*]
Who can enter? Anyone! But the prize can only be mailed to a US address.
Enter by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, December 8th. Two winners will be randomly selected (via Random.org), announced on this post, and notified by December 9th. Good luck!
*Bonus entries: You can increase your chances of winning by leaving up to four additional comments saying you are a new follower OR already a follower –
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And the WINNERS are…….
Cynthia C. and Candie L……CONGRATULATIONS!
MJ here: If you didn’t win, you can do what I have already done and buy yourself an early Christmas present – an assortment of spices from Season With Spice. Or better yet – show this post to your favorite gift giver. 🙂