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PICKLED BIRD PEPPERS
Pickled bird peppers are an easy way to preserve these tiny hot peppers for a long time since they just show up at the farmer's markets or Latin stores for a few weeks during the summer months.
Servings 96 tsps (16 ounces)
- 4 oz Bird Peppers About 1 cup
- ½ cup carrots thinly sliced
- ¼ white onion sliced
- 2 small garlic cloves thinly sliced
- ½ tsp. cumin seeds
- 6 whole peppercorns
- 1 tsp. Mexican oregano
- 2 small bay leaves
- 2 small thyme branches optional
- 1 tsp. marjoram optional
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- ½ tsp. salt dissolved in 2 tablespoons of water
- 2 Clean 8 ounces canning jars and their lids
Place ¼ of the peppers into the bottom of each jar, add ¼ of the sliced carrots, then the onion, a few sliced of the garlic, a pinch of oregano, cumin, 3 peppercorns and 1 bay leaf. Add the other herbs is using.
Divided the rest of the bird peppers into the jars and proceed to repeat step one. Pepper, carrots, onions, garlic, herbs, and spices. Divided the salted water between the jars.
Once you filled up the jars, pour ½ cup of vinegar into each jar. Finally, pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add extra vinegar is needed if you are using a different type of jar. Actually, any clean glass jar with a lid will do the job. Close tightly and turn the jar upside down a couple of times. Make sure there is at least 1 inch of space between the peppers and the lid.
Store jars in a dark and dry place, after a few days they will have changed color from bright green to light gray-green. About 4-5 days, then they are ready to eat. Try to make them in small jars to preserve their flavors. They are a great gift for spicy food lovers. Peppers preserved this way do not need refrigeration before opening.
- Do not remove the pepper stems; they help to easily pick them up for eating.
- Oregano, bay leaves, and cumin are the most common condiments added.
Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg