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Ridiculously Perfect Pickled Red Onions

I hate red onions. I love pickled things. By all accounts, this dish should break even at best. It does SO much more. These were without a doubt the highlight of The Chef’s birthday meal (and, of course, one of the parts he prepared himself).

They have the perfect crisp, salty, spicy bite, and I have no doubt they’re fantastic on everything. Barrett likes to use them on tacos, sandwiches, burgers or anything braised. I like to eat them straight.

2 red onions sliced very thin
12 oz of red wine vinegar
couple squirts of honey
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.
  2. Once warm, pour over sliced red onions.
  3. Cool and refrigerate until ready to use.

I think these are even better a few days later, so keep your hands off for a while. If you can.

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Spicy Southwestern Slaw

We made this last week for The Chef’s birthday, and it was a great alternative to your grandma’s mayo-slathered slaw. Barrett likes to serve this with fish tacos, but it was just as good with the coffee-rubbed brisket version we devoured like wild animals.

Feel free to up the jalapeno quotient if you like, but if you’re making it to go on the with the coffee-rubbed brisket tacos, you might want to keep it tame because they’ve got a pretty good amount of heat on its own.

4 cups of finely shredded green cabbage
4 tsp lime juice
4 tsp honey
4 tsp finely minced jalapenos
4 tsp chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Allow to mixture to marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours before serving

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