pearl onion


Definition of pearl onion

: a very small usually pickled onion used especially in appetizers and as a garnish

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Nevermore — Angostura bitters, cucumber, Orgeat simple syrup, pineapple, lime and garnished with green pearl onion and violet Spirdust shimmer for $12.66. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Death or Glory goes all gory with Halloween pop-up," 27 Aug. 2019 The zipper-like arrangement rests atop the same miso and cider glaze the duck is cooked in and is adorned with braised pearl onion petals holding spicy duck pâté. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Our restaurant critic's 12 favorite metro Detroit dishes from the first half of 2019," 28 June 2019 Thread olives and pearl onions on a toothpick with little morsels of prosciutto di Parma for the perfect bite. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Throw a Laid-Back Holiday Party at Home, from the Team at A Summer Day Cafe," 6 Dec. 2018 Make the pickled pearl onions: In a small saucepan, combine onions and enough cold water to cover. Jonah Miller, WSJ, "Throw a Summer Party the Effortless Spanish Way," 6 July 2018 Tiny, airy Parisian dumplings are fine accents to silky chicken torchon, graced with crisped skin; and saffron tagliatelle support black-trumpet mushrooms, pickled pearl onions and toasted peanuts. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Sky's the limit with ambitious Santo Cielo," 18 May 2018 From pearl onions and oyster mushrooms to Japanese eggplant and salad greens (yep, even arugula). Alex Van Buren,, "12 Secrets to Grilling Perfect Veggies, According to a Chef," 25 June 2018 Family-style sides include fresh corn with pancetta and caramelized pearl onions. Grace Wong,, "5 things to eat, drink, do: Build rooftop sundaes, try Malort sausages and more this weekend," 7 June 2018 Arranging a few morsels of provolone with pearl onions on toothpicks to ensure that everyone gets a perfect bite. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appetit, "How to Drink and Snack Like an Italian on Vacation," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pearl onion

1855, in the meaning defined above

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