BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

June 17 2011

Spicy Dill Quick Pickles

Vegetables, like asparagus, broccoli stems, carrot sticks, cauliflower florets, green beans, or cucumbers
3 tablespoon(s) kosher salt
2 tablespoon(s) sugar
1 1/4 cup(s) distilled white vinegar, 5 percent acidity
2 tablespoon(s) coriander seeds
6 large garlic cloves, halved
4 to 6 long red or green hot chiles, halved lengthwise
16 dill sprigs

Pack vegetables into 2 clean 1-quart glass jars.

In another jar, combine the salt, sugar, vinegar, coriander, and garlic.

Shake until the salt and sugar dissolve. Add 2 cups of water and pour the brine over the vegetables.

Tuck the chiles and dill between the vegetables. Add enough water to keep the vegetables submerged. Close the jars and refrigerate overnight or for up to 1 month.