Scallions, often called spring onions, are versatile and ubiquitous serving as the backbone of dishes from all over the world. These alliums are fantastic cooked, great raw, and incredible when paired with other aromatics. Scallions are a pantry staple that borders on necessity. You should never be without.
Uses: Slice thinly and use raw as a garnish. Cut into pieces and stir-fry with lobster. Top your noodles. Grind into a paste with ginger. Mix into your sour cream. The possibilities are numerous.
Raw sliced scallions can be washed in several changes of cold water to mellow out the flavor. This is a popular technique for making raw scallion garnishes for ramen.