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Old 12-14-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Szechuan Pickled Green Beans

Szechuan Pickled Green Beans
Adapted from ""Put 'em Up!" by Sherri Brooks Vinton

1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon whole Szechuan peppercorns (black peppercorns can be substituted)
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced into coins
2 garlic cloves, sliced

Prepare an ice-water bath in a large bowl. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 1 minute, then remove to the ice-water bath. Remove beans to kitchen towels and dry thoroughly. Pack the beans vertically in a quart jar.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a medium nonreactive saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute. Pour the hot brine over the beans to cover by 1/2 inch. Leave 1/2 inch of headspace between the top of the liquid and the lid. Cool, cover, and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Let sit for a day or so before eating, to let the flavors combine. These make a nice side dish or topping for stir-fries.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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This looks like a winner, GG! I'm going to use it for fresh asparagus, my favorite vegetable.
Copied and printed. Thanks.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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That's a good idea - I'll try it with asparagus, too
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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Just a day or two is all it takes? Cool.
I'll be giving this a try!
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:52 PM   #5
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Hey, GG,
If I'm not going to eat the ginger do I still need to scrape it with a spoon?
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #6
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No, I think it's just a texture thing with the ginger peel. Let me know how you like them.
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Thanks.
I'm going to pickle a little cauliflower, too.
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Thanks, GG!
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Thanks.
I'm going to pickle a little cauliflower, too.
Pickles! The only worthwhile use for the white vegetable.
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Pickles! The only worthwhile use for the white vegetable.


No it's not.....
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