They have pickles or pickled veggies everywhere. The best ones I’ve had so far were at Boulton & Watt in the East Village. A jar is $3 on happy hour so naturally we got all of them to try. Naturally. The Brussels sprouts were to.die.for. As we’re the beets.
I cut up mini cucumbers, carrots, and steamed cauliflower, then placed them in air tight jars with thinly sliced onions and the pickling juice. Then I anxiously waited 5 days. Well, I couldn’t resist a taste on day 4, and was pleasantly surprised that I did.
They didn’t taste like dill so much, but just straight pickled (vinegar) veggies with spices. I liked the strong vinegar taste! Jeff said they tasted a little like bread and butter pickles, which I do not like (too sweet). I also added crushed red pepper to the cauliflower jar, which added a nice spicy bite.
Everyone at our brunch loved them, and even asked for the recipe, so they’re a success in my eyes. I can’t wait to experiment with pickling different veggies and spices.
The food at our brunch was so great too! We had fresh fruit salad, Nutella & banana bites (genius), black bean dip, blueberry banana bread, and a beer cheese dip with smoky bacon flavor that the boys loved. I also made a spinach, onion, and bell pepper quiche with a shredded red potato crust and a French toast bake. Nice little feast.
Plus, we had mimosas and Bloody Mary’s galore. I swear, Bloody Mary’s are a meal in themselves.
Would you or have you tried pickling? I’d love any tips or recipes.
Enjoy your day! It’s gorgeous here in New York and I can’t wait for an afternoon run. And Ragnar del Sol registration opens today! I’m so excited to have already found a complete team! It’s all girls too so I think we’ll have an absolute blast. Marette and Stacey are in it again too!
P.S. Guess what I’m making tonight? THIS! OMG…..