Balsamic Pickled Baby Red Onions
★★★★★ 2 votes5
12-15 smallwhole red onions
1/4 to 1/3 cinexpensive balsamic vinegar (more or less)
1/4 to 1/3 cwater, as needed
1/2 tspfresh thyme minced (or use pickling spice for more "pickle" taste)
·salt and pepper to taste
1/4 to 1/3 cbrown sugar (pack or not to desired sweetness)
How to Make Balsamic Pickled Baby Red Onions
- Steam unpeeled onions in the microwave on high 2-4 minutes until soft but not mushy. Remove and let cool, then cut off the root end and just squeeze the bulb out of the skin. Discard skins and place bulbs in medium heatproof bowl.
- In small saucepan, mix remaining ingredients and bring to simmer. Simmer til sugar is disolved, then adjust taste to your liking, adding more of any of the ingredients to make more or less sweet, vinegary, spicy, etc. pour hot mixture over onions in bowl and let marinate. Best if marinated longer, but I think mine waited about an hour or two before they were served.
- As I said, this is not really much of a recipe, more of an afterthought. But they were good.