Pickled Garlic

RECIPE BY EDIBLE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
IMAGE BY BARRY FRANKEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Our Do It Yourself department is meant to inspire and motive you to make items at home that you would normally buy at the store. We’ve been noticing pickled garlic springing up on menus all over the islands. We consider pickled garlic to be a condiment. You’ll love how the once pungent garlic flavor mellows out with pickling. Add it to sandwiches, as a soup topper, in a salad, or on a charcuterie platter. Try this recipe and snap a photo using the hashtag #ediblehirecipes, submit it to Instagram, and share how your DIY came out, plus any tips you learned along the way.

EQUIPMENT:

> Large glass mason jars with tight fitting lids

> 1 large pot

> Ladle

> Tongs

INGREDIENTS:

24 whole garlic cloves

4 cups of distilled water

24 coriander seeds

12 whole black peppercorns

2 teaspoons chili

6 whole allspice berries

3 cups white wine vinegar

¼ cup sugar

4 teaspoons canning salt

Fresh dill

METHOD:

> In a large saucepan bring all ingredients to a boil.

> Add whole garlic and turn off heat. Allow to cool slightly.

> Using the tongs, add the whole garlic to the mason jar, dividing the cloves up so there are 12 each to a mason jar. 

> Next add the fresh dill and pour the cooled pickling liquid over the garlic to the top off the mason jar. 

> Cover and place in a cool spot on the counter out of the sun. 

> Your pickled garlic will be ready in 5 weeks and will keep up to 3 months.

> Refrigerate after opening.

TIP

> Use distilled water so your garlic doesn’t oxidize and turn blue.