Marinated Red Onions!

Uncategorized | June 23, 2008 | By

My mom makes these ALL of the time. They act as a perfect condiment and topping to many of her best dishes.

Red onions have a mild bite with sweet overtones that get enhanced by the lemon. I got the idea to make these from Top Chef actually. I kept noticing many of the chefs making interesting pickled slaws as toppings and that totally reminded me of my mom’s marinated red onions!

All you do is slice some red onions into rings. Spread onion rings into a shallow dish and squeeze enough lemon juice to cover most of the onions. That’s it! You should probably let them marinate for about an hour….the longer they marinate, the milder the “onion” flavor, and the more tart they become. Right before serving them, sprinkle them with salt.

These are great over many mexican dishes because they have a sweet, tangy, bright flavor…try them over enchiladas, on tacos, anything really. They work especially well on savory dishes.

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