Pink Pickled Shallots
DirectionsPeel and cut the shallots lengthwise or crosswise into thin slices.
In a small, non-aluminum saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, water, peppercorns, mustard seed, bay leaf and thyme.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool.
Using a slotted spoon, pack the shallots into clean, dry jars with lids.
Ladle in the vinegar mixture, dividing the spices and herbs as evenly among the jars as possible.
Store the shallots in the refrigerator at least a week before using.
Will keep for several months.