At Christmas Andrew's mum gave us a huge jar of pickle onions to take back with us. This jar has lasted us well and is still going, but I know that I should get a head start on making some more. I copied the recipe down from Andrew's Mum's book. So tonight I start the first step in making my first batch of pickle onions.
First of all here is the recipe:
- 24 black peppercorns
- 24 cloves
- 2 tbsp mustard seeds
- 2 tbsp allspice (I used berries not ground)
- 2 2tbsp dried chillies (I used flaked)
You put all the spices in a glass bowl and add two pints of vinegar. You then put the bowl over a saucepan which has some water in. Cover the bowl with a plate. Then bring the water to boil, take off the heat and let it steep for 2 hours.
Then strain out the spices and bottle the vinegar. You can add the spices to cold vinegar and steep for 6 weeks but our supply is running out!!!
I now need to go and buy some onions/shallots before the next stage, watch this space . . .