Chilean Onion Relish

Total Time
20 mins
30 mins

From Pommaire, a Chilean restaurant in New York. This is made for grilled beef, but could also be used with chicken. You can also make a bruschetta by spooning it over grilled bread slices. Cook time is standing time for the onions.

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  1. Place the onion in a bowl with ice water to cover.
  2. Let stand for 30 minutes, then drain well in a colander and blot dry with a paper towel.
  3. Combine the vinegar and salt in a bowl and stir or whisk until the salt crystals are dissolved.
  4. Add the onion, tomato, pepper, cayenne, oil, and cilantro and gently toss to mix.
  5. Correct the seasoning, adding salt, vinegar, or cayenne; the relish should be highly seasoned.
  6. The relish is good now; it will be amazing if you let it stand to ripen for a few hours before serving.
  7. Serve the relish the same day you make it.
  8. 2 cups is enough to serve 4 to 6.