Before you add onions to salsa or guacamole, it's a good idea to tone down the intense flavour, lest your dip be overwhelmed. A simple and quick way to do that, according to chef Rick Bayless, is to pour boiling water over the chopped onions.
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This step makes the onions much mellower and is an easy alternative to sauteing onions in a pan for 10 minutes to take the "flame" out of them.
This is one out of seven cooking tips from chefs posted in the Bon Appetit article below.
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