Serve Pickled Red Onions with cochinita pibil, pulled pork or your favorite sandwich to give it a little extra tang. You can find it at Guajillo’s at Blanco Road and Loop 410.
1 pound red onions (about 2 medium or 1 large), thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar, or less to taste
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 star anise
Dash red pepper flakes
Optional extra spices: fresh ginger slices, allspice berries, oregano, garlic, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, coriander seeds
Add blanched, drained onions to the vinegar mixture. Simmer for 1 minute.
Transfer to a glass jar. Allow to stand until cooled. Will keep several weeks refrigerated.
Serve this with cochinita pibil, pulled pork or any kind of roasted meat., from chicken to beef. You can use it on hamburgers, in salads or a small condiment.
Makes 1 1/2 pints.
Adapted from www.elise.com.