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This pickled onions are the classical accompaniment of a dish known as tatemado. Although it is an accompaniment that specializes in the tatemado they can also be used to accompany salads or tostadas – it will give a touch of lightness, sourness and freshness.
The pickled onions for tatemado consist of raw red onions that are submerged in lime juice and they are seasoned with salt . In this way the onions acquire a very special flavor, that you have to taste.
– The tatemado is a typical dish from the state of Colima, that consists of a roasted pork meat stew that has a salsa based in pasilla pepper. And the pickled is a fresh food preparation technique that helps to preserve them for a longer time, with out losing their nutritional properties.
About the Recipe
For this recipe any experience nor special cuisine knowledge is needed – it is super easy.
This recipe could be prepared with white onion however the typical and authentic recipe is prepared with red onion; which is more attractive and it has more flavor.
- The recipe is prepared with lime juice although if you want it could be substituted for 1 cup of white vinegar (8.4 fl oz).
The preparation requires of only 5 minutes + 2 hours of rest.
The recipe is for 4 cups.
Ingredients 2 Red Onions (1.1 lbs)8 Limes (8.4 oz)1/2 tablespoon of Salt
Cookware 1 Bowl1 Chopping Board1 Mixing Spatula1 Knife1 Lime Squeezer (optional)
Cut 2 red onions into strips and put them in a bowl.
- Also add in the bowl:
- The juice of 8 Limes.
- 1/2 tablespoon of Salt.
Mix very well the bowl ingredients with a mixing spatula.
Leave the pickled onions for tatemado resting for 2 hours, so the flavors combine.
Tip: This onions can last you in the fridge for several weeks. Just make sure to store them in a glass container that air tight seals.
Suggestion: Try this onions with a snack or with some crackers, you will love the combination.
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