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Recipe 4 All: Giardiniera (Pretty Pickle) Recipe

Giardiniera (Pretty Pickle)

Yield: 1 servings
1kg Small carrots (2cm diam)
1bn Celery
4  Capsicums
1lg Cauliflower (1 kg)
1kg Small white onions, peeled
1cups Salt
4l Cold water
2l White vinegar
¼cups Mustard seed
2tablespoon Celery seed
3  Dried chillies
500g Sugar

1. Peel carrots, cut in half lengthwise then into 4cm (1.5 inch) long pieces. Cut celery into similar sized pieces. Remove seeds from Capsicums and cut into 2cm (¾ inch) strips, 4cm long. Break the cauliflower into 4cm flowerets. Dissolve the salt in cold water. Dissolve the salt in cold water. Cover the vegetables with this brine and leave overnight. A clean (new) plastic bucket is a suitable container. After 12-18 hours drain the vegetables, rinse in cold water, and allow to drain again.

2. Select jars with glass or enamelled lids. Wash and rinse well, then dry in a warm oven, 100 deg C.

3. In a large enamel or stainless steel pan combine vinegar, mustard seed, celery seed, chillies and sugar. Boil for 3 minutes and then add the carrots and onions and boil for 5 minutes. Fill the warmed jars with hot vegetables and top up with vinegar to within 1cm (half inch) of rim. Close lids firmly.

Makes approx 3 litres.

Your Giardiniera (Pretty Pickle) is ready. Buon appetito!

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