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RECIPE | The Joys of Pickling

Posted on Aug 31, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 1.55.54 PMHere at The Kitchen Fort Collins we love to feature pickled items in any dish we can! A quick pickle is fast, delicious, and can be done with 3 simple ingredients plus your choice of any seasonal produce!
Want to know our easy trick behind pickling eggplant or cucumbers? Because those vegetables can have a bitter taste, cover them in salt and ice cubes (for about one hour) to get rid of the bitterness and add extra flavor once they are ready for the quick-pickling process!
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Here’s a quick pickle recipe from Savory Spice Shop!
  • 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced into thin half moons
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. (packed) Korean chile threads
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts sliced
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar

In a colander, toss cucumbers with sugar and salt; set over a plate (to catch draining liquid) and let stand for 10 min. Toast chile threads in a skillet over medium heat for 1 to 2 min. then transfer to a shallow bowl. Add remaining kimchi ingredients and fold in drained cucumbers. Let stand for at least 15 min., tossing once or twice.

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Come stop by the restaurant and try any of our seasonal pickled items; whether it may be in your Bloody Mary during our weekend brunch or a topping on our Cheese Plate at dinner, we have you covered!