forum: Food & Drink

#1 Fri 18 Jan 13 2:35am


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Pickle recipes.

Hi Guys,

I am after some recipes for pickled beans, something spicy perhaps to go as a side and in salads.

My beanstalks are producing rapidly and I'd like some preserving options.

All suggestions welcome. smile

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#2 Fri 18 Jan 13 11:19am


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Re: Pickle recipes.

I did this one last year when I had a glut

Spicy Pickled Green Beans
1 pound very fresh green beans (nice and crisp), ends trimmed
2 cups rice vinegar
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
2 Tablespoons salt
6 small red chillies
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1 lemon, sliced (seeds removed)
1. Bring a medium pot of water to boil and blanch green beans until tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and put in a large heatproof bowl.
2. Bring 2 1/2 cups of water to boil in another medium pot with vinegar, sugar, salt, chillies, peppercorns, As soon as the liquid boils, pour over beans and add the lemon slices. Slit 3 of the chillies to let seeds spill into liquid then add sliced to the beans. Jar

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#3 Fri 18 Jan 13 3:12pm


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Re: Pickle recipes.

Interesting. I've never thought of pickling beans. I'm thinking of growing some this year, so will file this idea as one to come back to.

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#4 Fri 18 Jan 13 3:42pm


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Re: Pickle recipes.

I had pickled spicy asparagus last summer.  It is so surprisingly crisp, really nice appetizer with drinks.

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#5 Fri 18 Jan 13 6:56pm


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Re: Pickle recipes.

Mother in Law pickles everything, i have found a basic recipe that i know she has used in the past.

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