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Light pickling solution recipe

A sweet, tangy solution perfect for pickling delicate vegetables like radish, red onion or fennel.

This is a sweet solution with a distinct flavour from the juniper berries. It is a good pickling solution for delicate vegetables or for those that require less pickling time, such as those with a higher water content. Red onion, fennel or radish are all good options. As a general rule, this solution is suitable for vegetables that can be eaten raw. For vegetables that you would rarely eat raw, I suggest using a sharper, stronger solution.

Ingredients

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  • Makes enough solution for 500 g – 900 g of vegetables
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    What to do

  • 1. Thinly slice the ingredient you are going to pickle (preferably with a mandolin) and set aside in a non-reactive bowl.

  • 2. Bring all the pickling solution ingredients to the boil in a saucepan then reduce the heat and simmer gently, stirring, for 2 minutes, until all the sugar has dissolved.

  • 3. Allow to cool, then pour over the ingredient you are pickling.

  • Recipe from The New Nordic by Simon Bajada, available now from Hardie Grant.

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