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Simple Pickling Recipe

by Kahn's Catering | Executive Chef Sam Merenda | Nov 10, 2015


Click on the video to watch Kahn's Catering Executive Chef Sam Merenda demonstrates how simple pickling veggies can be. His recipe is listed below.

Simple Pickling Recipe

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2-3 large bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 6-8 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme, rosemary, sage

In a sauce pot bring all ingredients to a boil for 5 minutes.  Place items to be pickled in the boiling water.  Depending on the texture and firmness of the product simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Remove product and place into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3 days before consuming.  Products can last up to one month before spoiling.  You can add any other flavor you might like into the pickling process, like ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon sticks or clove.  Enjoy!!!

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