3/4 cup white vinegar3 tablespoons sugar pinch of salt 1 bay leaf 5 allspice berries 5 whole cloves a small, dried chile pepper 1 large red onion, peeled, and thinly sliced into rings

In a small, non-reactive saucepan, heat the vinegar, sugar, salt, seasonings and chile until boiling.  Add the onion slices and lower heat, then simmer gently for 30 seconds.  Remove from heat and let cool completely.  Transfer the onions and the liquid into a jar then refrigerate until ready to use.

recipe from www.davidlebovitz.com