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  • Pickled Courgettes

    Possibly my favourite courgette recipe!!

    Pickling mix:~500ml cider vinegar
    120g sugar
    1&1/2 tsp dry mustard
    1&1/2 tsp crushed yellow & brown mustard seed
    1 tsp ground turmeric

    500g courgettes
    2tbsp salt
    1 sm onion

    1.slice courgettes &onoin very thinly into discs(easier with a mandoline!)Place in bowl~add salt & mix well.cover with very cold water & stir to dissolve salt.
    2.after 1hr drain & dry thoroughly~either in salad spinner or between towels.
    3.Combine pickling mix in saucepan & simmer for 3 mins.set aside until just warm.
    4.Mix courgettes & onion with the cooled liquid.~transfer to sterilised jars.cover & refrigerate for at least a day before eating.
    Will keep indefinately in fridge.

    Absolutely yummy with cheese & crusty bread!
    can also add dried chilli flakes to the mix for an added kick! ENJOY!
    the fates lead him who will;him who won't they drag.

    Happiness is not having what you want,but wanting what you have.xx

  • #2
    Just popping this up for Mikey & Bob!
    the fates lead him who will;him who won't they drag.

    Happiness is not having what you want,but wanting what you have.xx

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    • #3
      How thin do you slice them, does about 1/4" or so sound ok?

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      • #4
        As thin as you can,I use a mandolin....obviously not of the stringed variety!....the finer the better!...IMHO!
        You do need to try it though,I didn't like the sound of it,but is now my favourite pickle!
        the fates lead him who will;him who won't they drag.

        Happiness is not having what you want,but wanting what you have.xx

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        • #5
          Wow this sounds nice, I will bookmark this for when the glut comes.

          Thanks for sharing!
          Excuse me, could we have an eel? You've got eels down your leg.

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          • #6
            Have made a note of this recipe, am growing courgettes but am not a massive fan (my mum sowed the courgette plant from seed and I didn't have the heart to turn it away). But this sounds like a fab way to use them!!
            Thanks

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            • #7
              Sounds lovely, will def try. Thanks.
              Do it! Life's too short

              http://for-you-dad.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                Cheers Andi&di
                Will come in very useful later this year.
                Bob Leponge
                Life's disappointments are so much harder to take if you don't know any swear words.

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                • #9
                  will this keep somewhere other than a fridge?
                  I have a cupboard in the shed I put stuff in, so the temp is usually cooler in there than it is outside in the summer, but warmer in winter, would that be ok?

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                  • #10
                    ooooo yum will make up for when none of my gherkins ever manage to germinate then

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                    • #11
                      Cor that sounds nice, I was just wondering yesterday about pickling courgettes when the glut starts! Perfect timing thank you!
                      Imagination is everything, it is a preview of what is to become.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by taff View Post
                        will this keep somewhere other than a fridge?
                        I have a cupboard in the shed I put stuff in, so the temp is usually cooler in there than it is outside in the summer, but warmer in winter, would that be ok?
                        TBH I don't know!
                        The top shelf in my fridge is always reserved for lots of jars of it!I guess as long as it doesn't get too hot & they're away from direct sunlight they should be OK?
                        I've still got 1/2 a jar in the fridge from last year,so I can at least vouch for the fact that they last well in the fridge.....as long as you make lots!
                        the fates lead him who will;him who won't they drag.

                        Happiness is not having what you want,but wanting what you have.xx

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                        • #13
                          Is fresh chilli an acceptable addition? Just curious as I was reading about chilli oil and botulism and it worried me
                          Excuse me, could we have an eel? You've got eels down your leg.

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                          • #14
                            I don't know...but from last weeks mistakes I learnt that forgetting the sugar is not a good thing!
                            the fates lead him who will;him who won't they drag.

                            Happiness is not having what you want,but wanting what you have.xx

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                            • #15
                              Wow! What can I say, I have just tasted it - very, very nice indeed!

                              The only deviation from the recipe was that I only had yellow mustard seeds. I think I will be making another batch shortly! I left out the chilli.

                              Thank you very much for sharing the recipe!
                              Excuse me, could we have an eel? You've got eels down your leg.

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