This previous spring, my father-in-law deliberate and planted a vast lawn in his outdoor and he’s been reaping the advantages all summer season long. Each week, he brings us an assortment of recent produce that he’s picked and, like several garden, he all the time has an abundance of zucchini to share. I were utilizing them for a few fundamental roasted facet dishes, but I needed to strive anything a bit of other with this week’s zucchini. I wasn’t within the temper for zucchini bread, so I went looking for a few tips and stumbled upon a recipe for zucchini pickles. Even higher – they’re refrigerator pickles, which capability they’re quick, fundamental and pretty tasty.
The zucchini pickles turn a high-quality colour of yellow within the spice combination and seem to be totally beautiful floating in a pitcher jar. The overwhelmed red pepper flakes are optional, but should you’re keen on a few heat, I might certainly contain them. You can use those zucchini pickles anyplace you might usually positioned traditional pickles – sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs… anywhere!
If you’ve zucchini coming from your ears this summer season and are drained of creating zucchini bread, those pickles are a good choice!
ZUCCHINI REFRIGERATOR PICKLES
2tablespoons+ ½ teaspoon kosher salt
1medium zucchini(about 1 pound, sliced ⅛-inch thick)
1small yellow onion(sliced ⅛-inch thick)
2cupsapple cider vinegar
½teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes(optional – provides a few heat!)
In a small bowl, stir collectively the water and kosher salt till the salt has dissolved.
Place the zucchini and onion right into a gallon zipper freezer bag. Add the water and salt solution, the ice cubes, and further chilly water to disguise the zucchini and onions. Stir to combine. Seal the bag and permit to sit for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, combine the vinegar, sugar, mustards, turmeric and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for three minutes, stirring occasionally to be certain that the sugar dissolves, then take away from the warmth and set aside.
Drain the zucchini combination in a colander and take away all extra moisture, both by setting it by way of a salad spinner or rolling it up in a blank kitchen towel lined with paper towels.
Place the zucchini combination in a vast jar (or dissimilar smaller jars) and pour the pickling liquid over top, making certain that every one the zucchini combination is included in liquid. Place the lid at the jar and refrigerate for at the least 1 day earlier than serving. The pickles will be saved within the refrigerator for as much as 2 months.