Pickled courgette

    42 min

    This pickled courgette is a great addition to cold cuts, picnics and buffets. This is a great way to use up the summer courgette bounty and preserve it for winter.

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    Makes: 5 (300ml) jars

    • 1 large courgette
    • 1 carrot, sliced
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
    • 1 large bunch fresh dill, about 75g, chopped
    • 15 whole peppercorns
    • 15 allspice berries
    • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
    • 5 bay leaves
    • For the brine
    • 1L water
    • 235ml white vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 330g caster sugar

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:42min 

    1. Peel and cut the courgette into thirds. Remove the seeds, then cut into strips.
    2. Sterilise five 300ml jars or three 500ml jars. In the bottom of each jar place a bit of carrot, onion, garlic and dill.
    3. Place the courgette strips vertically into the jars, packing in tightly. Divide the peppercorns, allspice, mustard seeds and bay leaves between each.
    4. Combine the water, vinegar, salt and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil and stir to dissolve the sugar and salt. Remove from the heat, then ladle into the prepared jars.
    5. Tightly screw on the lids and place the jars in a large pan lined with a tea towel. Add water to just below the jar lids. Bring to the boil and boil for 7 minutes. Remove from the heat, then remove jars from the pan and allow to cool overnight at room temperature. Store in a cool and dark place, then once opened store in the fridge.


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    These turned out excellent and I'm sure will only get better with time. I did cut way back on the sugar and am glad I did. These would have been way too sweet for us as written. If you like your pickles more tart than sweet, I recommend scaling the sugar back to 1/4 cup. I stuffed a chile in each jar for some heat . The one very confusing part of this recipe is that the ingredient list calls for a sliced zucchini and then step 1 in the directions says to peel the zucchini and cut it into thirds. Peeling an already sliced zuke would not be an easy task. I recommend peeling it before you start cutting it OR just leave on the peel like I did. Good recipe and one I will use again.  -  06 Feb 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)