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Quick Pickled Garlic with Mediterranean Flavors

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“Chop up some of these delicious, pickled cloves and add to salads, or to your roasts. They pack a lot of flavour. from Quick Pickles: Easy Recipes with Big Flavor by Chris Schlesinger, John Willoughby, and Dan George.”
1 cup

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small nonreactive saucepan, combine the vinegar, sherry, salt, peppercorns, bay leaf, and chile, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring once or twice to dissolve the salt.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium, add the garlic, and simmer for 30 seconds or so.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the fresh herb.
  4. Allow to cool to room temperature, uncovered, and then pour into a jar with a nonreactive lid.
  5. Cover tightly and let stand at room temperature for at least a day before sampling one of the smaller cloves.
  6. The flavor will improve steadily over the first few days, as the liquid penetrates the garlic.
  7. This pickle will keep, covered and refrigerated, for 2 months or more.

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