Sweet Chili Pickled Red Onions
Have a picnic or party planned this weekend? Enhance almost any dish with this chili pickled onions recipe. Garden salads and BLT sandwiches will never taste the same again when you top it off with some sweet chili picked red onions. They are such a sight to behold next to entrees and sides with its vibrant pinkish color.
For use in dips, sides, garnish, or on their own, these flavor-packed onions take 24 hours to marinate in chili garlic. They are well worth the wait and only takes about 10 minutes to prepare. But we think you don’t have to worry about that if they are super popular. Be prepared to be shook in a good way once you try these pickled red onions that pack a sweet yet zippy crunch.
And you know here at Barbecue at Home how we love smoked hickory BBQ. They are excellent when paired with any of Barbecue at Home’s amazing meats for smoking. Try it on our Stuffed Brisket Burger recipe.
The great thing about this recipe is that they have a shelf-life of up to two weeks. Since these spicy pickled onions are so versatile, we recommend making bigger batch in a big, sealed glass container. Perhaps put it in multiple mason jars to gift to friends and family. To make this dish all you need is to mix all the spices in a saucepot then stir in the julienned onions. Just take a one stop shop to your local groceries to grab the Sherry Vinegar, Red Onions, Chili Garlic Paste, and All Spice Berries. For those who like it extra spicy, add as much Chili Garlic Paste as you like so they become spicy pickled red onions which are spicy, savory, and sweet simultaneously.
2 Red Onions, Julienned 1/4
1 Cup Sherry Vinegar
5 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Chili Garlic Paste
8-10 All Spice Berries
Combine all ingredients except onions into a saucepot. Quickly bring the liquid to a simmer and ensure salt and sugar are dissolved.
Once the liquid is simmering, add julienned onions and stir for 1 minute. Turn heat off and cover with a lid.
After 10 minutes, stir onions again and allow to sit covered for 10 more minutes.
Transfer onions and liquid to a large jar hot and cover with a lid. Place into the refrigerator and let marinate for 24 hours prior to use. Onions will hold for 10-12 days.