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Neil Perry: Chinese celery and onion pickle

You'll need

1 small white onion, thinly sliced lengthways 50 ml white vinegar 50 gm white sugar 35 gm Chinese celery, cut into julienne (see note)


  • 01
  • Combine onion with a pinch of sea salt, toss to combine, stand for 10 minutes, then rinse and set aside.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, combine vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan, bring to the boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook until reduced by half (1-2 minutes), set aside to cool.
  • 03
  • Combine Chinese celery, reserved onion and vinegar mixture in a non-reactive bowl, stand for 10 minutes, then serve as a condiment.

Note Chinese celery is available from Asian grocers. You can substitute regular celery.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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Mar 2009

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