Friday, 12 August 2011

Pickled Courgettes

500g courgettes
2tbsp salt
1 sm onion

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
Pinch of dried chilli flakes

Slice courgettes & onion very thinly into discs (easier with a mandoline!). Place in bowl, add salt & mix well. Cover with very cold water & stir to dissolve salt.

After 1hr drain & dry thoroughly, either in salad spinner or between towels.

Combine pickling mix in saucepan & simmer for 3 mins. Set aside until just warm.

Mix courgettes & onion with the cooled liquid. Transfer to sterilised jars. Cover & refrigerate for at least a day before eating.

Fab with cheese and biscuits; on sandwiches, or straight from the jar!

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