Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Make this spicy boardwalk onion relish and have it ready for a hot dog lunch or dinner. Try boiling your hot dogs the way the street vendor with the little cart does, it will get rid of some of the fat in the hot dog.
This recipe is quick, easy and excellent over hot dogs and sweet Italian sausage on a bun.
2 medium sized Vidalia onions, chopped
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
2 oz. apple cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients and allow the flavors to marry. The uncooked onions will turn the same color as the paprika. The apple cider vinegar adds the right bit of sweetness to the onions. Refrigerate overnight.
*Add a little of this spicy onion mixture to pork and beans to make them extra delicious. You can find a number of ways to use this spicy onion relish.
You can learn more about paprika and other spices from a health point of view. Go to your library to find a cook book titled Spices of Life - Simple and Delicious Recipes for Great Health by Nina Simonds. Ms. Simonds shares great recipes and nutritional information, there are also side bars that give traditional Chinese medicine and traditional India medicine guidance and information. A couple of the contributors to this cook book are Dr. Andrew Weil and Melanie Polk of the American Institute for Cancer Research. There is also a section which addresses Indian spices and their Ayurvedic or healing properties. See more information about Ayurvedic practice from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Spices of Life: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Great Health is available from Amazon. This book is not only full of good and interesting recipes and healthful information, the photographs really pop! There is a photo on page 330 of a Gingery Peach-a-Berry Cobbler that is mouth-watering.