We go through a fair number of pickles in this house. For some reason, my son thinks they are a huge treat and hey, I can call it a serving of vegetables, right? I recently received The Pickled Pantry: From Apples to Zucchini, 150 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, Chutneys & More to review and was thrilled to find a selection of refrigerator and freezer pickles. I have always been a bit intimidated by preserving but I can but stuff in the freezer, no problem! So, here is a simple recipe that makes a great accompaniment to a dish that just needs a little something extra. Serve a pork chop on a bed of baby greens topped with these yummy pickled veggies! Have any other suggestions?
Ginger Garlic Freezer Pickles
- 3 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
- 1 small onion thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, grated
- 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 TBSP pickling or fine sea salt
- 1 cup distilled white vinegar
- ½ cup sugar
- Combine the cucumbers, onion, carrot, garlic, ginger and salt in a large bowl. Cover with ice water and let stand for 2 to 6 hours. Then drain and rinse and drain again. Cucumbers should be pleasantly salty. If not, add a touch more salt.
- Combine the white vinegar and sugar in a small pan and heat just enough to dissolve the sugar. Let cool to room temperature.
- Pour the vinegar solution over the drained vegetables. Pack the mixture into freezer containers, leaving at least 1 inch headspace and freeze.
- Defrost in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours before serving.
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