This tart, bright pickle livens up any grilled meat. The recipe was given to us by Charles Bililies, owner of Souvla, the spit-roasted meat restaurants in San Francisco.
This recipe goes with: Grilled Pork Souvlaki with Fresh Pita
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. red-wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 1/4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 onion, cut into slivers
How to Make It
In a small pot, bring vinegar, 1/2 cup water, the salt, and sugar to a boil, whisking to dissolve sugar and salt. Remove from heat. Put onion slivers in a glass pint jar or small heatproof bowl and pour in hot pickling liquid. Push onion down to completely submerge. Let cool, then cover and chill 24 hours. Strain.