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Sunday, June 20, 2021
Portuguese pickled onions (cebolas cortidas) are one of the most unique Portuguese foods, you can enjoy them as a snack or as a side dish with your favorite meals.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
20 min
Ready In:
35 min
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Portuguese Pickled Onions Recipe

Portuguese Pickled Onions Recipe

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Sun, Jan 29, 2017, 05:07
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20 (smaller) onions2 cups of wine vinegar2 cups of water2 tablespoons of salt1/5 cup of olive oil2 cloves of garlic3 bay leaves1 tablespoon of mustard seeds1 tablespoon of oregano1 tablespoon black pepper (whole, without grinding)1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes1 big jar with a lid
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  • This site uses US measurements.


    • Peel all the onions and rinse them well.
    • In a saucepan, prepare the seasoning. Boil all ingredients (vinegar, water, olive oil, salt, garlic, bay leaves and spices) together.
    • Place onions in a big jar and add the boiling seasoning over the onions.
    • Let cool slightly and close the lid.
    • Store in the refrigerator for at least 3 weeks.
    • The longer you let the onions preserve, the better the onions will taste.
    • Enjoy!
    Adapted from a recipe by easyportugueserecipes.com


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