Jan 30 2012

Pickled Green Tomatoes

Last year after having to replant the garden in late june (dog went de-weeding) I had several tomatoes plants with green tomatoes on them. Being that I hate wasting food and especially since I had to replant most of those plants after the earlier incident I didn’t want to just toss them into the compost pit. So after some searching I found this online, but sorry I forget where.

• 2-3 pounds firm green tomatoes, large or small
• 1 large or 2 medium onions, quartered or cut into 8 pieces
• 4 cloves garlic, halved lengthwise
• 3-4 bell peppers, red or green, seeded and each cut into 6 long pieces
• 3-4 fresh or dried chilies, halved lengthwise with scissors but left attached at the stem
• 4 bay leaves
• 2-3 tablespoons coarsely crushed coriander seeds

The Brine:

   • 1 quart white vinegar 

   • 1/2 cup water
   • 2 tablespoons honey 

   • 3 tablespoons salt
   • 2 cinnamon sticks

Cut the tomatoes, onions, peppers and garlic and layer them in clean jars with the chilies, bay leaves and coriander seeds.
Mix all of the brine ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.
Cook, stirring, until the honey and salt are completely dissolved.
Pour the brine into the jars covering the vegetables, leaving 1/2 inch head space.

Seal the jars and process

My Sister loves this and between her and the wife the 8 jars I made didn’t last very long.

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