Ok not quite dill pickles, but still good. These pickled asparagus spears are not spicy and have a flavor all their own. I use them in Bloody Marys at my restaurant.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Trim the bottoms off of the asparagus, and pack loosely into a 1 quart jar.

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  • Combine the water, white wine vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, jalapeno, thyme sprigs, bay leaves, salt and whole peppercorns in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and boil hard for 1 minute.

  • Pour the hot liquid over the asparagus in the jar, filling to cover the tips of the asparagus. Cover, and cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for 24 hours to blend flavors before serving.

Nutrition Facts

36.9 calories; 1.3 g protein; 8.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 564.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2004
This is a good recipe spicy but not too hot. It took 2# asparagus to make 1 qt.Didn't have white wine vinegar so used red wine vinegar. Would advise to use a tall jar so you don't have to trim so much off bottom. Will try this with green beans later. Be sure to use a wide mouth jar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2007
I boiled the asparagus for a minute before putting it in the jar. I wanted the asparagus to be somewhat soft. I thought it tasted a bit too much like Old Bay. I would definitely cut back on that. I don't know if I will make it again but it was good. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2004
This is a good recipe spicy but not too hot. It took 2# asparagus to make 1 qt.Didn't have white wine vinegar so used red wine vinegar. Would advise to use a tall jar so you don't have to trim so much off bottom. Will try this with green beans later. Be sure to use a wide mouth jar. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2004
This is a good recipe spicy but not too hot. It took 2# asparagus to make 1 qt.Didn't have white wine vinegar so used red wine vinegar. Would advise to use a tall jar so you don't have to trim so much off bottom. Will try this with green beans later. Be sure to use a wide mouth jar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2004
Very good -different from the usual pickled vegetables I've made. Use the smallest diameter spears you can so they will be tender. Better to let sit a week or more for flavors to develop. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2007
I boiled the asparagus for a minute before putting it in the jar. I wanted the asparagus to be somewhat soft. I thought it tasted a bit too much like Old Bay. I would definitely cut back on that. I don't know if I will make it again but it was good. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2007
Asparagus is my hubby's favorite vegie so I gave this a shot. I'm happy to say that he headed right for the fridge every night after work to munch. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2011
I had some pretty thick asaragus so I blanched it for two and a half minutes then plunged in an ice bath. And my asparagus wouldn't fit in the jar so I just put it in a ziploc. These were good probably would increase the thyme and garlic since I didn't taste it and maybe cut back on the sugar. A little too sweet. I used dried cayenne pepper for the jalapeno. I made this recipe and the "Pickled Asparagus" with dill. I like the flavor of this one. The other one added onion which I will add to this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2009
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2018
Very good and easy as well. Followed instrs exactly except cut back on old bay as suggested..However not nearly enough liquid to cover tops of asparagus tips so ended up making more "pickling..otherwise good recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2017
I'm a vinegar nut so when I didn't have white wine vinegar I used distilled white vinegar and I thought it was the perfect amount of bitter for me. I did not find it necessary to blanch the asparagus before canning. They came out the perfect tender-crisp that I love. I also omitted the thyme. This is a great recipe with or without my changes. I will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2016
Asparagus is a fav of my husband's the skinnier the better. And we've had skinny lately. He loved them. I would definitely make them again. The qt. jar is empty now. I'm meeting my sister at my Dad's for a week they always love the preserved items I bring to them. Since I am strapped for time I am reusing the liquid reheated of course. Going to try for 2 pts cutting the spears in half. Read More