Carolina BBQ Peppers
These BBQ peppers are always a hit with any crowd. If you don't want them quite as spicy, remove the seeds.
Spicy Pickled Okra
Pickled okra with some kick, and a nice smoky flavor. A perfect garnish or snack.
Homemade Pickled Ginger (Gari)
Pickled ginger is called gari or amazu shoga in Japanese. It's served with sushi or sashimi and eaten between different kinds of sushi. It helps to clean your taste buds and enhance the flavors. It's also great with Century Eggs - a Chinese delicacy. You can find prepared pickled ginger in pink or white at most Asian markets but I preferred to make my own and share with family and friends.
This recipe was given to me many years ago by an elderly farmers wife and has been one of my 'must do' yearly canning recipes. If you have a large amount of beets, just keep repeating brine until your beets are all gone! Enjoy!
Hot Italian Giardiniera
This is Italian giardiniera. It is wonderful on Chicago style Italian beef sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, French dips, pastas or even as a pizza topping. You can even snack on it as is if you choose. Once you taste it you will figure out what you prefer to use it on.
Quick Pickled Jalapeno Rings
While these are a no-brainer topping for your nachos, the fun doesn't stop there. These make any sandwich more special, and any salad less snoozy.
Crisp Pickled Green Beans
This recipe is from my Grandmother's cookbook she made to pass to all her grandchildren. They come out very, very crisp with a wonderful dill flavor. The red pepper flakes give them a nice punch. They are much better than the recipes that call for cooking the beans first.
Moroccan Preserved Lemons
The lemons have to be cured for at least 1 month but then they will keep for many months in the fridge, where their flavor intensifies over time. They are preserved whole but only the peel is used in cooking, the flesh is discarded. If possible, use organic lemons.