of the refrigerator variety. Paleo Jo isn’t quite ready for fermentation. and, yes, i just referred to myself in the 3rd person. cuz that’s how i roll! jk.
ok, so the pickles. i wanted pickles and i wanted to make them myself. i’ve watched the “Dill-icious” episode of Good Eats a couple of times, and i remembered that he makes a refrigerator pickle as well as a fermented kind, so i knew it’d be easy to make these bad boys myself. i wanted a more complex flavor profile than just dill, so a little more searching lead me to this Ted Allen recipe:
Ted says you can use this recipe to make any kind of pickle, but i really just wanted cucumber pickles, so i used a pack of small picking cuckes. i think there were 5 or 6 in the pack. i cut them in quarters. this recipe makes 2 quart-sized jars, and i only wanted 1 so i cut everything in half, and, i wanted a bit of heat so i added 1/4 tsp red pepper flake. and, voila! my pickles we born! now i need to make a 2nd batch for the Sur la Table kitchen staff picnic, which, sadly, i cannot attend bc i’ll be in class! at least i’ll be there in pickle spirit!
for the record, the whole coriander seed was a bit difficult to find- i had to check a couple of stores before i found it not pre-ground. the good thing is that i now have everything i need to pickle the hell outta anything- all i need is fresh veggies!