Monday, April 25, 2016

Pickled Raisins & Shallots

This little jar of pickled raisins and shallots is like having a little jar of diamonds.

Everything you add them to, sparkles.

It's Suzanne Goin's recipe from Sunday Suppers at Lucques, but I added in shallots so I didn't have to make 2 separate jars.

Today, I had it on avocado toast and it was the bomb.

Tomorrow, I will add them on roasted cauliflower.


Suzanne Goin's Pickled Raisins: (adapted from Food & Wine)

1 small red onion, sliced thin, or 2 large shallots, sliced
2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1 dried chile de árbol or other dried red chile, stemmed and crumbled
1 bay leaf
1 1/3 cups golden raisins (I mixed golden and Thompson black raisins)
3 thyme sprigs
1 small rosemary sprig
1 teaspoon kosher salt

In a Ball jar or Weck canning jar big enough to hold everything, place the sliced raw onions/shallots at the bottom of the jar.

In a small saucepan, toast the mustard seeds over moderate heat, shaking the pan, until the seeds just start to pop, 2 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently until the liquid has reduced by half, about 6-8 minutes.

Pour the hot raisins w/ herbs and liquid over the onions/shallots in the jar (which will soften when the hot liquid is poured over them).

Let the raisins cool completely, then cover and store in the fridge for a week.

Great on grilled cheese, avocado toast, pork, duck, or ice cream (why not?).



carolyn ihnot said...

This is a most interesting recipe! I have never had pickled raisins but am up for trying it!

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Stacey Snacks said...

Thank you! I am glad that someone tries my recipes!!! ;)


Amen Kahwajy said...

Already had onions and mustard seeds pickled, just rounded out this recipe with the herb, etc. REALLY a nice combo! Thank you. Btw, I pickle mustard seeds just by themselves and add to salads for color and texture