Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Spicy Pickled Okra ... No Canning Required

Okra is ane of my favorite summertime vegetables.  I didn't grow upward eating it - growing upward inward Vermont, I intend my entirely exposure to okra was the ane or 2 footling pieces you lot discovery inward approximately canned vegetable soups.  But I recall I'd ever last excited when I establish those ane or 2 footling pieces inward my soup bowl!  I guess I loved okra earlier I fifty-fifty actually knew what it was.

One of my favorite ways to consume okra is pickled.  During winter, I purchase it jarred.  But inward summer, when I'm fortunate plenty to last able to larn an ample render from my mother-in-law's garden or our local farm stand, I brand my own.  It's super simple!

Before nosotros larn to the recipe, allow me present a few pictures from my mother-in-law's garden.  She has a gorgeous garden!  And she grows lots of things I love.  Like okra.  Here's ane of her okra plants.

Okra plant

And here's a babe okra pod growing away on the stem.  I didn't realize that this is how the pods grow until I was introduced to my mother-in-law's garden.  Not certain how I thought it grew, exactly never idea of it looking similar this!

Okra pod

You'll every bit good need fresh dill for this recipe.  I totally didn't need to include this pic of a dill caput ... exactly I intend the pic is beautiful as well as wanted to share.

Beautiful dill head

Now dorsum to the pickled okra.

Combine white vinegar, water, as well as a whole bunch of spices inward a saucepan.  Bring it to a boil ...

Pickling mixture

... as well as add together inward fresh dill heads, approximately jalapenos, as well as your okra pods.

Okra dives inward for a swim!

Let it all cool downwards to room temperature, as well as and thus refrigerate it for a few hours.  Pickling magic volition happen, as well as you'll accept delicious as well as spicy pickled okra!  Yum.

Pickled okra goodness

Spicy Pickled Okra
Source:  Adapted from Cooking Light magazine

(Printable recipe)
  • 2 1/2 c. white vinegar
  • 2 c. water
  • 3 T. granulated saccharide
  • 2 T. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. whole peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. dill seeds
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 4 fresh dill heads
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 lbs. small okra pods
  1. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, as well as all spices EXCEPT fresh dill heads inward a large saucepan; convey to a boil. Boil for nearly ane minute, or until saccharide as well as tabular array salt dissolve, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir inward fresh dill heads, jalapenos, as well as okra pods. Cool completely amongst the pot sitting out at room temperature.
  3. Once cooled, pour mixture into an airtight container; comprehend as well as chill. Okra tin function on inward the fridge for upward to nearly 2 weeks.

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