Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Waiter, there`s something in my ... savoury preserve
This is the first time I think of participating in any kind of collective foodblogging activity, so I´m doing this post entirely in English (the recipe will be in Estonian as well).
I hope my preserve is in line with the RULES (yes, they have rules).
So here goes - Waiter, there`s something in my ... pickled cucumber salad
(a´la Siims Mom)
super-thinly sliced and peeled cucumbers (10 - 15 small ones) / õhukeste viiludena kooritud kurkichopped fresh dill / hakitud tilli
chopped red bell pepper (half of a big one)/ hakitud punast paprikat
4 pressed garlic cloves / 4 pressitud küüslauguküünt
1 big onion chopped and 1 medium onion sliced / 1 suur hakitud sibul ja 1 viilutatud keskmine sibul 1 tsp of brown sugar / 1 tl. pruuni suhkurt
1 tsp of horse-radish / 1 tl. mädarõigast
1 tsp of strong mustard / 1 tl. kanget sinepit
2 tsp of sea-salt / 2 tl. meresoola
Mix the pressed garlic, mustard, horse-radish, sugar and salt. Then add the mixture to cucumbers, bellpeppers and dill. Toss. Cover and keep in the fridge for 24 hrs. After that put in jam-jars with the juices that came out. Keep in the fridge.
It`s a nice and summery alternative to pickles (and a slightly healthier one as well, especially for those who can`t eat vinegar) and works well as a side dish to meat or fish or just something to nibble on with a sandwich. It will not stay for as long as the vinegary preserves however (if kept in the fridge it will be fine for 1 - 2 months).
Makes enough for 2 appr. 500 - 700 gr jars.