PICKLE IT! – PICKLED RED ONIONS + PICKLED RED GRAPES

I remember this nursery rhyme.  My primary years were spent in Venezuela and my step-mother who was American would always make us practice our English and this was one of the hardest rhymes.

Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers;
A peck of peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers,

Where’s the peck of peppers Peter Piper picked?

Little did I know that Laz and Joan would bring back memories and make me go through another difficult challenge… Pickle it!

I am not a pickle person.  I remember seeing pigs’ feet in big jars and wondering how people could eat them and those big green pickles that every time I took a bite my mouth would pucker.

When I got an apartment in South Beach, I reached out to Laura, La Diva Cucina and asked her for help to get to know the area.

She took Joan and me to a place called Haven where they serve one of the most delicious lamb sliders I have ever tasted.  Then I saw the pickled onions…I did not want to remove them as not to be rude as we had just met the Chef and Laura.  To my surprise I ate the whole thing and wanted more.

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Pickling process was quick:  salt, sugar, bay leaf, thyme, whole pepper, whole spice and white vinegar.  I let it sit in the refrigerator for 3 days.

I love the color of the onion as it begins the process of pickling.

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Now we come to pickled red grapes.  I saw this on the internet and was very curious and thought it would be a great pairing them with assorted cheeses.

The grapes were pricked and pickled using  juice of 2 oranges, red wine vinegar, all spice and cinnamon sticks. Placed in the refrigerator also for 3 days and I was not wrong.

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BUEN PROVECHO!

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20 Responses to PICKLE IT! – PICKLED RED ONIONS + PICKLED RED GRAPES

  1. Shannon says:

    picked red onions are perfect on a burger! and i want to try those grapes :) bring on the cheese!

  2. Richard Torres says:

    also love pickled jalapenos

  3. Joan Nova says:

    LOVE that last photo! Both dishes look delicious, though I’m particularly intrigued with the grapes and the idea to prick them … so smart!

  4. Val Harrison says:

    I happen to have grown up on all things pickled but these two choices are off for the chart for me. I have more Coronation grapes in the fridge waiting for their moment.

  5. I love the pickled grapes. How fun to add to a cheese platter. I learned the rhyme with the ending going -
    How many peppers did Peter Piper Pick?
    Have a great day Norma!!!

  6. Sonia says:

    That burger looks incredible! I can’t wait to try the grapes too. I am a pickled anything fan!! Lol!! Awesome pictures Norma.

  7. Norma, now I want pickled onions! I love the flavour, but have never tried making them at home. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  8. Those pickled grapes sound really interesting. And that burger is a pure joy!

  9. Karen says:

    I have roasted grapes and now I’m going to have to pickle some. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Reeni says:

    What a mouth-watering burger Norma! Those pickled grapes are intriguing! What a delicious addition to a cheese platter!

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  12. Victoria says:

    Pickled onions are so versatile! I’ve never tried pickled grapes before, but I bet they’re great :)

  13. ladivacucina says:

    Ha, Norma, you are so funny. I could have written this post, I feel much the same! I, too, was won over by Chef Todd’s pickled onions, they really make the burger. YOURS looks absolutely delicious, you are even making me want to actually pickle an onion! And i’m loving the pickled grapes, what a nice accompaniment for a cheese platter. Thanks for the shout out and link! x

    PS: Chef also adds foie gras butter as well!

  14. You brought back a favorite burger I haven’t thought of in ages. It was a Stilton burger with picked onions. I LOVED it and haven’t thought of it in ages. I can’t wait to make them and put them on my own Stilton burger (although foie gras butter on a lamb slider sounds pretty magnificent!).

  15. What great pickling choices would never have thought of onions and grapes. Great job!

  16. those pickled grapes have me very curious – nice job

  17. Lori Lynn says:

    Hi Norma – two pickles! Brava. The burger looks so delicious. And I adore the idea of pickled grapes with a cheese board. Going to steal that idea for sure.
    Lori Lynn

  18. Pickled twice! How nice! I stopped eating onions on my burgers b/c after turning 50 meant indigestion for certain foods-raw onions one of them. But pickled red onions? Yes! What is your vinegar/water ratio for that recipe please?

  19. love that you did two pickles! I’m especially intrigued by the grapes, sounds like a seriously delicious addition to the cheese board!

  20. Love the pickles 0 it really sets the colour of the onions. What a great thing to make and have in the fridge. And the grapes too!!! Well done

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