Pink Pickled Shallots
Peel and cut the shallots lengthwise or crosswise into thin slices. Set aside. 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 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.