"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-10-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 115
Will raw onion soften under marinade?

Wondering if onion will soften in a marinade before it is cooked. Like if you marindate it with the meat it will be cooked with. If yes, how long would it take?

__________________

__________________
thecactuswill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 10:57 PM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,399
I don't think it will.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 11:01 PM   #3
Sous Chef
 
FryBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hermosa Beach, California
Posts: 586
Send a message via Yahoo to FryBoy
Anything will soften if you soak it long enough, especially in something a little acidic, like most marinades.

But I don't think you would notice any significant softening of raw onion even if you marinate it with the meat overnight. You would definitely want to cook the onion before eating it, especially after extended contact with raw meat.
__________________
FryBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 01:51 PM   #4
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 115
Yeah, I tried it before I posted this, but it only marinaded for 30 mins. It was boneless skinless chicken + diced onions + marinade. When I cooked it, by the time the onions were done the chicken was way overcooked. But it still tasted good. Just wondered if there was a way to do it by marinating longer.
__________________
thecactuswill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 01:55 PM   #5
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,399
So you're cooking the chicken in the marinade?
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 01:58 PM   #6
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,404
Chicken was done before onions? Hm, something doesn’t make sense here, or maybe I am not understanding what you are talking about. If you are, having this problem maybe you should cook onion first and then add chicken.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 02:04 PM   #7
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 44
I'm with Charlie on starting the onions first.

I can see how the chicken would be overdone -- I like to cook my onions until they're translucent, as raw onion doesn't do much for me outside of salsa.
__________________
phu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 02:06 PM   #8
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 115
Yes, this time, I cooked the chicken in the marinade. I cut boneless skinless chicken into cubes, put into a pan. Added a couple of cut up onions. Then a half bottle of italian dressing. Put in the fridge for a bit, then straight to the stovetop! Tasted really good.

And yes, the chicken cooked fast, within about 5-10 minutes on high heat. And the onions were not soft yet at that point.
__________________
thecactuswill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 02:27 PM   #9
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 44
Sounds pretty good! I'd definitely either just leave the onions out of the marinade, or keep them in and marinate overnight, then strain the onions and start them first. Once they're close to the way you want them, then add the chicken. I have to do that quite a bit myself, as onions never seem to cook as fast as people say they will (either that or I just like mine waaay overcooked).
__________________
phu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2006, 07:57 PM   #10
Sous Chef
 
subfuscpersona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 562
Liquid marinades for meat or poultry typically contain (aside from seasonings) some acid to help soften the meat.

There is nothing in this kind of marinade that will cook or soften onions

Given the short marinating time you are using, the marinade is primarily to season (not soften) the meat.
__________________

__________________
subfuscpersona is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.