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Home made pickles (moved from General Chowhounding Topics board)

Paulustrious | Jan 9, 2010 11:05 AM

And by pickle, I do not mean (just) dill pickles. What do you pickle and how?

Certain vegetables I pickle by fermenting. Put them in a brine solution and leave them to ferment and acidify. Cabbage would be the prime ingredient. Carrots and daikons another.

Some people put hot peppers in a vinegar solution. I particularly like julienned carrots and radishes this way. I add sugar in some form, toss in a bouquet garni of whatever's handy and add a few dollops of some fish sauce.

I make ceviche, but I have never really pickled any fish for long(ish) term storage. Have you?

What's your take? I suspect those of Eastern European and East Asian heritage do a lot more of this.

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