Pickled Onions

Jamie and I experienced our first pulled pork taco while out to dinner a couple of months ago. We both really enjoyed the meal, and I especially loved the pickled vegetable accompaniments. Last weekend I decided to try making something similar using a pulled pork recipe I found on Taste.com http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/32465/spicy+pulled+pork

I served it with corn pudding, homemade baked beans and pickled red onions. The leftover meat made the next day’s dinner of soft tortillas with avocado, sour cream, hot sauce and pickled onions. Truly amazing!

The pickled onions for me were the best past of the dinner. They were made using our red onions from the patch and a recipe I adapted from http://www.davidlebovitz.com/

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Pickled Red Onions

1 cup (250ml) good quality white vinegar

4 tablespoons sugar

pinch of sea salt

2 bay leaves

2 teaspoons allspice

6 whole cloves

2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes

2 red onions, peeled, and thinly sliced into rings

Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, seasonings and chilli until boiling. Add the onion slices and lower heat, then simmer gently for five minutes, until the onions are beginning to soften. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Transfer the onions and the liquid into sterilized jars then refrigerate until ready to use. They will keep for a few weeks.

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About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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3 Responses to Pickled Onions

  1. Catherine says:

    Wish I could be there to share a meal with you guys. Go you greenies!

  2. The pickled onions look great – I can just imagine how tasty they would be in the tortillas!

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