Monday, December 23, 2013

Quick Pickles: Apples and Onions with Chinese Five Spice and Caraway

Note: I made this one up on the fly, so all measurements are approximate.  It's not a perfect recipe, but it did the trick.
  • 2-3 C water
  • 1/4 C apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 T white wine vinegar
  • 2 T agave, sugar, or other sweetener
  • 1-2 t Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-2 t caraway seeds
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced across the grain into half rounds
  • 2 medium apples, such as Junami, Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, etc., thinly sliced (with core removed)
In saucepan, bring water, vinegars, and seasonings to boil.  Let boil for 5-10 minutes.  Pour liquid over onions and apples.  Let sit for 10-20 minutes.  Drain liquid, remove bay leaf, and serve alongside something that needs a hit of fresh, pickly, spiced, biting sweetness, like Spiced and Roasted Chickpeas and Cauliflower.

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