My latest experiment was pickling pea shoots!
Last weekend I picked up a big bunch of pea shoots from the farmers market and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them… at first I thought I would just eat them in salads or maybe make a stir fry but then I got this crazy idea- why not PICKLE them!!
That’s just so me!! So, that’s what I did- I pickled ’em!
I washed them up and cut them into about 2 inch pieces and put them in the Pickle-It jar. Then, I peeled and chopped up 3 cloves of garlic and added a basic pickling spice. Lastly, I poured over the veggies and spices a nice salt water brine of 5tbsp fine ground pink sea salt dissolved in about 8 cups water. I mashed down the veggies and added the Dunk’r. Then I closed up the lid and let it sit for about 3 days.
On Thursday morning I transferred it to the fridge and finally tasted it today.
It’s different, as most fermented foods are when you first try them.
It tastes just like a pickle and the texture is kind of like cooked spinach.
All in all I like this ferment!