Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Well maybe not quite finally....

Whole Cherry Tomato & Caper Pickles

I had one more pickling job to do. Yesterday I put 1kg of cherry tomatoes, given to us by the neighbour, into a bowl with 3 tablespoons of salt sprinkled over the top. Covered them with a tea towel and left until this afternoon.

In a large pot I heated 750ml of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 kg of sugar, 3 tablespoons curry powder, 3 tablespoons mustard seeds and 1 tablespoon caraway seeds.
I brought it to a boil and simmered for 10 minutes. Whilst this was simmering I drained the liquid from the tomatoes and packed into sterilised jars, alternating with capers (I used a 65 gm bottle) the recipe stated 100 gms. Pour over the vinegar syrup.

This recipe was taken from the February 2010 New Zealand Gardener magazine. It says it make 5 x 330 jars. I filled 2 'Dolmio' sauce jars and had heaps of the vinegar syrup left. So I've put that in a bottle to use elsewhere.

It was really quick and simple to make but what will it taste like I wonder? "It makes a tasty snack on any antipasto platter. These are delicious with crunchy cucumbers and creamy hummus" The proof will be in the eating.


  1. Anonymous10:17 pm

    I've never seen that sort of thing before Susie, thank you.

    I love the commercial canned ones over pasta....have you thought of that kind of you have any left?

    Sue Caissy

  2. None of ours yet Sue! :( I'm hoping we'll be inundated soon though! I had such plans for pasta sauce!

  3. Those look so good. I love tomatoes.

  4. I'll be sure to let you know what they taste like :D

  5. Sue,
    Thanks for the award!
    I am been looking through all your yummy recipes, I will sure come back when it is time to make some myself!

  6. Don't blame me Jo for any extra inches you may gain when eating them will ya! lol

  7. Hi Sue

    Thanks for the Blogger award!!! When I get a chance I will pass it on. Just letting you know too, I love your blog. I don't always leave a comment, but always pop in for a visit when I update my blog or when I get a moment. I have a few that I keep track of and have to get my weekly fix, yours is one of those!!!

    Loving your recipes. I get my new kitchen on Monday, so might be able to do a bit more after that.

    Take care

  8. Hi Rach, you're welcome. Don't worry about leaving comments everytime :D Now I have the counters etc installed I know people come lol Thank you for reading xx


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