Tag Archives: white wine vinegar

Pickled Shallots


Who doesn’t love a pickled onion with some gutsy cheese?

Start this recipe a couple of days ahead.

Fills a 1 litre jar.


500g shallots, peeled and topped and tailed

600mls water

60g salt

150mls sherry vinegar

500mls white wine vinegar

4 teaspoons coriander seeds

1 teaspoon peppercorns

2 dried chillies


Pour the water into a large bowl, add the salt and swirl around until the salt has dissolved.

Add the shallots and pop a plate on top to keep the shallots under the brine.

Leave for 48 hours.

Sterilise the jar and lid.

Add the remaining ingredients to a pan and bring up to a simmer.

Turn the heat off and allow the vinegar mix to cool.

Drain the onions and pat dry.

Place the onions in the sterilised jar.

Pour over the vinegar, make sure all of the coriander, pepper and chillies go in too.

Seal the jar and keep for one week before eating.

Fresh Dill Mayonnaise


Fresh mayonnaise is so quick to make and a great way of using up any leftover egg yolks.

This dill mayo is lovely with fish, shellfish and even a humble baked potato.

To maintain it as gluten free, ensure the mustard is gluten free and use wine or cider vinegar.


2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 cup sunflower oil

salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


Place the yolks, mustard and vinegar  in a bowl.

Whisk lightly to combine.

Slowly pour the oil in, whisking all the time, the mayo will begin to thicken as you add the oil.

Once combined stir in the fresh dill.