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BeckyM
12-07-2010, 07:40 PM
Hi All! I'm coming here knowing there will be SOMEONE with expert advice to share!

I am making "Clementine Salad with Spiced Walnuts & Pickled Onions" from CL December 2000. To make the pickled onions, you have to boil red wine vinegar, water, & sugar, then pour it over the red onions. I need 1/2 cup red wine vinegar and only have about 1/4 cup. Given that I HAVE to make this tonight and don't have time to run to the store, what do you all suggest would be the best substitute for the remaining 1/4 cup red wine vinegar?

Things I have on hand include:
White Wine Vinegar
Rice Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar
White Vinegar
Red Cooking Wine
Sherry Cooking Wine
White Cooking Wine
Mirin (Rice Wine)

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Becky

funniegrrl
12-07-2010, 07:50 PM
I'd use the white wine vinegar -- it's going to be the most similar.

Andrea_2
12-07-2010, 07:50 PM
I have made something like this before, and I think I would just use the white wine vinegar for the other 1/4 cup.

BeckyM
12-07-2010, 07:53 PM
Wonderful! That was my first thought as well, but I was wondering if I'd somehow be missing some important flavor and should throw in red wine with it or something. But I think two votes for white wine vinegar is enough for me! Off to finish making my salad!

Thanks so much!
Becky