Garlic pickle

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Spicy pickled garlic, probably an acquired taste this one :-)

Garlic pickle
Servings:Servings: 70 - Fills a 1.5 litre jar
Calories per serving:11
Ready in:45 minutes plus 5 days maturing
Prep. time:45 minutes plus 5 days maturing
Cook time:None
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:24th December 2012

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Can't buy this in the shops! Lol!

Paul R Smith


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  1. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and add to a sterilised 1 litre preserving jar.
  2. Add the salt and garlic cloves and set to one side for 5 days to pickle.
  3. After 5 days, heat 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil and fry the chillies and fenugreek seeds. Ensure the kitchen is very well ventilated or if you can, do this outside!
  4. Remove from the oil, allow to cool.
  5. Add the chilli mixture and remaining oil to a sterilised 1.5 litre (1 x 1 litre and 1 x 500ml ) preserving jar, shake well and seal.
  6. It should be ready to eat in two weeks.

Blue garlic

If your garlic is quite young there may be a chemical reaction with lemon juice and vinegar, which will can cause it to turn bluish-green. This is nothing to worry about and the garlic is perfectly safe to eat.

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