Pickled Serrano Peppers(Serranos en Escabeche)
By Dora'sTable on October 09, 2012
Every time we bring a plant home I somehow manage to kill it, so I have long given up on growing anything. The hubby, however, has a green thumb and so we have a fig tree, a chile pepper plant, thyme, chives, sage, and a pomegranate tree. We live in a small place; that’s pretty much all we can fit.
Our chile plant yielded about 1 lb. of serrano peppers this summer, and naturally we made pickled peppers (the Mexican version). I made these last year too, but they were so freaking hot we couldn’t even eat them. This time I made a couple modifications to the recipe. I used fresh herbs instead of dried, reduced the amount of chiles and increased the amount of cider vinegar. They came out much better!! Slightly sweet from the cider vinegar, tart, and spicy. This are great with sandwiches, burgers, salads, and anything else really. If you don’t eat spicy food you can omit the peppers and just make pickled vegetables.
Serranos en Escabeche
Yield: 6- ½ pint jars
Time: 30 min.
|Olive oil||1/4 cup|
|Carrots, peeled, sliced ¼ thick||1 cup|
|Cauliflower, large, cut into florets||2 cups|
|Red Bliss Potatoes, cut into 1/4||2 cups|
|Onion, white, sliced ¼ in. thick||1 cup|
|Garlic, cloves, peeled, cut in half||5 ea.|
|Serrano Peppers||2 Cups|
|Vinegar, White||2.5 cups|
|Vinegar, cider||1.5 cups|
|Salt, kosher||1 ½ tbsp.|
|Oregano, fresh||5 Sprigs|
|Clove, whole||1 ea.|
|Bay leaf, dried||1 ea.|
|Oregano, fresh||5 sprigs|
|Thyme, fresh||5 Sprigs|
- Set a large pot to medium heat. Pour in the olive oil. Once the pan is hot add the carrots, cauliflower, and potatoes. Cook for 1 min. and add onions, garlic, and serrano peppers. Cook for 1 more minute until peppers begin to soften.
- Remove pot from heat and pour the white and cider vinegar into the pot slowly. Be careful it will splash.
- Place pot back on the stove. Add salt, oregano, clove, bay leaf, and thyme. Bring liquid to a simmer and remove pot from heat. Set aside.
- Follow the USDA guidelines for home canning.
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