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Pickled Red Onion

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 2 mins
Yield Makes 2 cups
Red onion can be hard to consume raw but it is great for pickling. Add this delicious condiment to grilled sandwiches for the perfect bite.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Place a small skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add coriander and mustard seeds, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.

  2. Fill a large bowl with ice water; place onion in bowl. Soak 20 minutes. Drain; pat dry. Return onion to bowl.

  3. Bring red wine vinegar and next 4 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour over onion. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain. Stir in seeds and remaining ingredients. Store in an airtight jar in refrigerator until ready to use.

Small Bites, Big Nights (Clarkson Potter, 2007); Table 8, South Beach and New York