In our gardens in Alba we collect at the right point of maturity the onions that are processed within some hours, to obtain an all-natural sauce in the Piedmontese traditional way.
The sauce of onions is a particularly versatile.
It goes very well be the fact with meat and cheeses.
The combination is recommended with cheeses and in particular with sheep’s cheeses.
With the boiled meat is enhanced by highlighting the bittersweet taste of onion.
A classic pairing is with the pork tenderloin.
It can be a very good aperitif when served on a “mini” bruschetta!
Name of product: Onion Sauce
Category: Sauces for cheeses
Net weight: 110 g.
Ingredients: Onions, cane sugar
Variety: little onions (Allium cepa)
Way of cultivation: organic certified
Period of harvest: July/August
Way of picking: by hand
The onion (Allium cepa) is a plant cultivated, a bulbous , from Liliaceae family, or better, according to the most current taxonomic schemes, Alliaceae. It is a herbaceous biennial cycle becomes annual crop with shallow roots and leaves, which become enlarged at the base giving the edible portion. Form a long flower stalk bearing an inflorescence with flowers in umbel of yellowish-white. The fruit is a capsule.
The onion bulbs are known as food for over 5000 years.
Thanks to the easy propagation, easy to transport and its long-life fresh, has been widely circulated since the ancient Egyptians who made it also an object of worship, combining its spherical shape and concentric rings to his eternal life.
Onions are rich in vitamins and minerals. The characteristic odor of the bulbs cut is due to the abundance of sulfoxides, primarily the trans-tiopropanal-S-oxide.
Are grown for their green drums, said brackets, and for their bulbs. They need rich soil and humid.
Growing from seed is sowing the seeds directly into the ground.
Onion is very important for us because a crop is a crop of renewal. In fact is the basis of the rotation of the cultivation of the soil. It ‘s very sensitive to the phenomenon of soil fatigue and is then alternated with cereals, soybeans and tomatoes.
The onion is the basis of many dishes in almost all countries.
Way of production
All the production process is done manually according to the old country tradition of home production. The fruit in copious quantities in the summer was turned into a jam before being consumed in the winter.
The method used is the classic method used since ancient times for the preservation of fruit. The fruit after being thoroughly cleaned and washed are simply cooked in a pot with the addition of a little bit of fructose.