Quick & easy pickled red onions-recipes-thebrokenoven.com

Here is a couple of quick pickled onion recipes, first one quite acidic and the other is a balance between sweet and sour. Depending on your taste and your accompanying dish, this is a quick way to add interest, and will instantly liven up your meals.

Quick pickled lemon & sumac red onions

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 x red onion, finely sliced
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 x Teaspoon sumac
  • ½ x Dried thyme leaves or two stripped fresh thyme leaves
  • Grind of sea-salt to taste

Directions

  1. Combine the onion, lemon juice salt, and thyme, leave to marinate for approx. 15 minutes.
  2. When ready to serve, mix well with a good handful of Mixed leaves or rocket

More acidity and tang in this quick recipe, ideal with fatty type meats like lamb or pork. Best blended with some salad leaves and served as a side.

Quick pickled red onion with bay-leaf & anise

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 x red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 x Tablespoons red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1 x Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 x Star anise
  • 2 x Bay-leaves
  • Grind of sea-salt to taste

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Leave to stand for 30 minutes, remove anise and bay-leaf just before service. Can be stored in a jar, kept in the refrigerator, best consumed within three days.
This recipe has more of a balance of acidity and sweetness, great served with burgers, spicy foods and pulled meats.


For a larger quantity, double up the recipe, check taste for acidity levels and sweetness to your taste.


Try alternative vinegars, cider, sherry, rice, red wine along with different spices or herbs to change the flavour of your onions, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seed, rosemary or savory, just a few of the additions that could be added to your onions.