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Friday, July 6, 2012

pickled red onions

Summer is here!  Long hot days, herbs growing like crazy, and the throw-together lunches and suppers are my special joy.  If I had a Maine lobster, I would toss these perky red onion pickles into the salad bowl, along with a little olive oil, squeeze of lemon, and dig in.  Sigh.  

No, I didn't grow these red onions, but I picked through the bin at Market Basket until I found just the right juicy, unblemished little guys. Only the best for this all-around salad and sandwich pickle.

Here's how to make them:

2 juicy red onions
pinch red pepper flakes
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup white vinegar
1 t. kosher salt
1 t. bottled capers
fresh dill sprigs

Wash a quart jar well, and dip into boiling water.  Use tongs to lift out the jar and drain.

Peel the red onions, trimming off the ends and papery outside, then slice thinly.

Place onion slices into a small pan, cover with water, and bring to a boil.  Simmer for a minute, then drain the onion slices.

Using the same pot, measure out the red wine vinegar and white vinegar and bring to a boil for 1 minute.  Set aside for a moment, and add the red pepper flakes, the kosher salt, the capers, and the dill springs to the jar.  Add the drained and blanched red onions, then cover with the hot vinegar mixture.  Top off with a sprig of dill and let cool, then screw on the lid and place pickled onions in the fridge.

Use pickled onions on everything from pulled pork sandwiches, to salads, to breakfast omelets and mixed into cottage cheese and omelets, and divinely inspired lobster salad and rolls.

Happy summer to you all!


Anonymous said...

Kat, those look wonderful. I've got several red onions still in the ground (and they are HUGE). I'm definitely making this over the weekend.

katrina said...

Whoa - sounds like you need a bigger jar, Donna! So glad you liked - these definitely perk up pretty much anything!

Donut House Chennai said...

Really the it is like to called wine pickle too ha ha nice to share this onion pickle me too will try it myself at home today happy weekend :)

La Table De Nana said...

I wanted something new to make:)You've just showed me what to do:)

katrina said...

Delighted, Nana!

La Table De Nana said...

I made them and was hoping I could share them on my little blog:) Thank you for this recipe:)

katrina said...

Oh, Nana - I look forward to your post! Thanks for alerting me!
I hope you find them as delicious as I do:)

La Table De Nana said...

We both did..They remind us of our youth!Thank you..Just wish I could snap a good pic..Yours is ethereal:)

Shel said...

Those looks so great.
I saw them on Nana's blog and couldn't resist visiting you.
I'm going to give them a try.

katrina said...

So delighted, and thanks, Shel! I promise you you'll be addicted to these pickled onions at first bite. Enjoy!