spring onion


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Toss the whole spring onions in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: How to make Bellota’s ‘San Francisco Treat’ Paella," 10 July 2019 Even familiar fish come in intriguing and innovative ways—like the kampachi topped with a pesto of spring onion and ginger. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "One of Mexico City’s Hottest Restaurant Groups Fuses Mexican and Japanese Influences," 29 June 2019 Even though the spinach isn’t cooked at all (sending me back to my old comfort zone), its flavor is amplified by chile, spring onion and some of my favorite herbs and spices. Yotam Ottolenghi, The Seattle Times, "Yet another way to eat your spinach: try the Tunisian condiment pkaila," 18 Sep. 2018 Stir in spring onions and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Got Leftover Rice? Make This Delicious Dish," 20 July 2018 Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, blend the herbs together with the spring onions, spinach, chiles, lemon juice and a good pinch of salt. Yotam Ottolenghi, The Seattle Times, "Yet another way to eat your spinach: try the Tunisian condiment pkaila," 18 Sep. 2018 Mantle’s wife, Tisa, an aspiring horticulturalist, harvested the spring onions and green garlic from the family’s Marin County farm. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Start a tradition with a Bodega beach clambake," 11 May 2018 Ingredients • 18 small spring onions, white part with ½ inch of green only • 12 baby fennel bulbs, trimmed, or 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut into 6 wedges • 8 plum tomatoes • 1 8-lb. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Leg of Lamb with Spring Vegetables Recipe," 7 Apr. 2010 Smack the piece of ginger and spring onion white gently with the flat side of a Chinese cleaver or a rolling pin to loosen their fibers. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Clear-Simmered Lion’s Head Meatballs," 27 Mar. 2018

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1758, in the meaning defined above

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