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    Giardiniera (pretty Pickle)

  • 1 kg Small carrots (2cm diam)
  • 1 bn Celery
  • 4 Capsicums
  • 1 lg Cauliflower (1 kg)
  • 1 kg Small white onions, peeled
  • 1 c Salt
  • 4 liter Cold water
  • 2 liter White vinegar
  • 1/4 c Mustard seed
  • 2 tb Celery seed
  • 3 Dried chillies
  • 500 g 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 (3/4 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.

    From: shade,liveoak@polaris.net
    Posted By: shade, Via:Chile Head Mailing List
    Post Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997

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