Whenever possible I like to feature Sicilian inspired dishes here for a couple of reasons. First, my family is Sicilian in origin. Although my parents met here in America, both of their families are from the same town in Sicily, Francavilla di Sicilia. Second, and more importantly, Sicilian cooking is awesome and unique! In it you can find the influences of it’s many occupiers over the centuries, including Italian, Greek, Spanish and Arab cuisines.
Agrodolce, or sweet and sour, is a flavor combination that is found quite a bit in Sicilian cooking and Tuna with Sweet and Sour Onions is a classic example of it. Here I apply a slight twist to the traditional dish, using little ciopollini onions (which I have been obsessed with lately) and balsamic vinegar in place of the usual red wine vinegar.Print