Pickled hot, sweet chili peppers and onions

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Author Notes: Adapting the Joy of Pickling's Vietnamese Pickled Carrot and Radish recipe I selected a variety of hot and sweet chili peppers with Vidalia onion to make some pickled toppings perfect for the Banh mi and other grinders. Sagegreen

Makes 2 pints

  • 2/3 pound assorted chili peppers, sweet and hot varieties mixed
  • 1/3 pound Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 8 teaspoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • pinch of Korean chile pepper threads
  1. Slice the peppers and onions into slivers. Remove the seeds and membranes from the peppers. In a bowl toss the vegetables with the salt. Let stand 10 minutes, then rinse and drain well.
  2. Dissolve the sugar in the vinegar. Pour over the vegetables. Add the chile threads to the vegetables. Let them stand for 1 hour.
  3. The pickles are ready to use. Pack in clean glass jars covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator. These will keep for about a week. Drain the liquid off before serving.

Tags: hot, sweet

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almost 4 years ago lorinarlock

WOW! These are so delicious. My husband made a batch for us to take to our cabin. I slow roasted a pork shoulder on the grill and put out a spread for tacos for our family dinner. The pickled vegetables were the star of the show. So good. My only regret is that just looking at the bowl of veggies, it seemed like we'd never eat the entire recipe so I gave jars away to my cousins and neighbor and then once we started eating them, we realized how fast they go. Oh well, time to make more. Thanks again for the recipe. So good.


almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, lorinarlock. I know, right? You think this is so much, but then you wind up finding so many uses, that the batch is gone before you know it! But it is pretty simple and quick to make more.


about 4 years ago lorinarlock

This photo makes me feel like I can taste the sweet and spicy flavors of the peppers and onions. I can't wait to make this recipe and serve it with homemade carnitas tacos.


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, ll. What a good way to use this. Let me know if you try it.


about 4 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

Ooooooh, I've been looking for a recipe like this! Can't wait to try. Just got baby carrots in my CSA.


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, Helen. Last summer I did a recipe for carrots,cabbage and peppers-http://www.food52.com/recipes...
It is really easy to do for the amount you can use up in a week (or two).


about 4 years ago Emiko

YUM! Looks beautiful too.


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, Emiko, I even tried some over my hot pepper ice cream.