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.


8 comments:

  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 thing...do you have any left?

    Sue Caissy
    xxxx

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

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  3. Those look so good. I love tomatoes.

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

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  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!

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

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  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
    Rach

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  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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