Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter J

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? The Daily Special: Jalapeños Pickled! As you may recall, I live in the country. However, I’m really not much of a gardener. Thank goodness my husband is. He cultivates the ground, plants the seedlings, and kicks the weeds to the curb. Then I gather the produce and transform its bounty into wonderful surprises. This pickled recipe makes me feel like a pro. It’s quick, it’s easy, and most of all it’s super delicious! The spiciness has you asking for more.

JALAPEÑOS PICKLED

Ingredients:

15 jalapeño peppers, sliced

2 garlic cloves

1 cup white vinegar

1 cup water

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons kosher salt

Instructions:

In a medium sauce pan, combine the garlic, vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Heat to boiling. Stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. As it continues boiling, add the sliced jalapeños. Keep them submerged under the pickling liquids. Remove the pan from the heat. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the jalapeños and garlic to a clean jar. Ladle the pickling juices over top until the jar is filled. Let cool at room temperature before securing a lid and storing in the refrigerator.