Pickled red onions have to be one of my favourite condiments at the moment and they are amazing when added to a lot of different things like sandwiches or even tacos. What's more is that they are really easy to make a home so I almost always have some in the fridge. A common base for pickles consists of water, vinegar, salt and sugar and from there you can add various other things like spices, garlic, etc. I recently came across the idea of a Mexican pickled red onion where the vinegar was replaced by bitter orange, such as the seville orange, and I just had to try it out. Unfortunately the bitter oranges do not seem to be in season right now so I was forced to substitute a combination of regular orange juice and lime juice and luckily it worked out well! The Mexican style pickled red onions had a particularly nice freshness to them and the overtones of citrus were really nice! I will definitely be making these pickled red onions again!
I guess the question that you are asking now is: What did I use these pickled red onions in? Stay tuned!
Mexican Pickled Red Onions
Simple pickled red onions made in a sour orange juice.
Servings: makes 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 2 large red onions, thinly sliced
- 2 cups sour orange juice or 1/3 cup lime juice and 2/3 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Cover the red onion slices in boiling water for 10 seconds and drain.
- Mix the juice, sugar and salt, pour the mixutre over the red onions and let sit, covered, for 30 minutes to 4 hours.
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