Friday, 11 March 2011
Cooking with the Tigress: Gingery Lime Sun Pickle
In this, my year of expanding my preserving repertoire, I have discovered a certain Tigress who has no fear when it comes to putting food by. Her palate is explosive, her range delectable. Whither she goes, I will follow. I will work for pickles.
This month she posted a sun pickle, involving not steaming pots of boiling water but the generosity of the celestial sphere. It seems so.. pagan, so right. Gingery Lime Indian Sun Pickles. Heck yes. I am there.
gingery lime pickle
Recipe and notes from the Tigress, visit her site for more info and step by step photos.
8 large organic limes
juice of 3 limes (or 2 lemons)
1/2 cup sea salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cayenne powder (or paprika, or 1/2 & 1/2)
1 cup julienned ginger
3 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon black or brown mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida powder
1/2 gallon jar