Fermenting onions in a salt brine turns onions into a slightly sweet, mildy tart and far less pungent treat to use in cooking or on top of salads. Plus, raw fermented onions don't give the eater the same lingering bad onion breath.
Crisp slices of red onion are marinated in a mixture of citrus juice, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and allspice until tart and tender. Charred jalapeño and bay leaves are added to the mix to bump up the savory spice factor.
These pickles are fantastic in so many things! I like doing pickled onions as a Winter project when fresh fruits become scarce. Some of my family members get genuinely excited when these pickles appear in their holiday gift bags.
There's lots you can grow in your garden that is essentially preservable for use later on in the year. Chamomile blossoms, cilantro seeds (coriander), garlic and onions are all things coming out of the garden now that you can dry! Here's some tips..