There's not a lot to say about this one, except it just wasn't good. It was bland. Husband said for the effort of caramelizing onions, it should have had more flavor. He added broccoli and chicken to it to make it a more substantial meal. It took too long and was bland. It will not be returning to our menu.
Fusilli with Caramelized Spring Onions and White Wine
guinness4029 Posted: 03/31/11
sjcpeach Posted: 06/15/11
I liked this ok. Caramelizing the onions (I used Vidalias) took longer than the 20 minutes they described but I used extra onions so I could save some to put on sandwiches later in the week. I also felt it was going to need a little extra something so I added sauted chicken and frozen peas. I did really like the crunch of the breadcrumbs and the flavor of the onions. Good recipe but won't turn into a regular dish in my house due mostly because there are so many other good pasta recipes that don't take nearly as long.
shannovosad Posted: 05/02/11
It was just OK. My husband and I were both able to eat it but do not think I will make it again. Needed something else, maybe a little more spice to make it interesting.
DMcSchwender Posted: 04/21/11
While it wasn't full of flavor, it wasn't "blah" either. Maybe the Mayan onions I used were part of the problem or the fact that I reduced the final "sauce" a little too much. The panko crumbs gave it a nice crunch, but the dish cooled pretty quickly once it hit the plate. A side salad and piece of garlic bread went nicely with it. I'll probably give it another try and maybe add something else to make it more of a full meal - perhaps chicken or bacon?
wishokie Posted: 04/06/11
Did not think this was bland at all! We used Vidalia onions instead of the spring onions, and thought that the overall dish had a subtle, but good flavor. We used a really nice pasta, which may have helped. Served it with an arugula salad and crusty French bread w/olive oil and balsamic for dipping.
ChandraB Posted: 04/13/11
I thought this was really tasty but did need a bit more to make it a meal. Added feta and walnuts for protein, and served with a side salad.
lynnmarlyn Posted: 04/28/11
This was easy and delicious. I used tortellini and added parmesan on top.
crysmys Posted: 05/13/11
Made mine with whole grain rotini and vidalia onions, and found the flavor to be very good, though subtle (but not at all bland!) Needs something to make it a more substantial meal - may add some chicken next time.
abg123 Posted: 04/14/11
My husband and I both really enjoyed this recipe. I used texas sweet onions and the fllavor was perfect, not bland at all. Loved the panko crunch as well. Will be serving this one again.
kolina77 Posted: 04/09/11
This was awful. Very bland, and WAY too many onions, and I am an onion-lover. Disappointed :*(
Phoebe123 Posted: 06/27/11
The taste was too mellow for our taste. I added grilled chicken and terriaki sauce then it was fine. Will make again but will experiment with the flavors.
jenniferkatie Posted: 07/09/11
This was excellent!! I did though, like another reviewer, add some crushed walnuts to the panko mixture and a tub of feta cheese to the end product! YUMMY!! Very good and quick meal :)