Pickled Beets 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 large cans sliced beets
  • 2 large white onions, sliced
  • 4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons pickling spice
  • 4 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic

Directions:

  1. Drain the beets, discarding the liquid.
  2. Slice the onion in thin strips.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large pan to make a pickling liquid.
  4. Boil then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Sterilize 6 pint size canning jars and rings in a pot of boiling water and let cool.
  6. Drain the pickling liquid, discarding solids.
  7. Layer the beets and onions starting with beets and ending with onions.  Pack slightly.
  8. Ladle pickling liquid over the beets and onion, making sure the jars are filled with liquid.
  9. Let jars sit until they are cool.
  10. Screw on the lid and store in the refrigerator.

Source:  Based on https://whatsintheoven.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/pickled-beets/

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Chicken Marinade

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce

Directions:

  1. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Pour over chicken and let marinate up to 24 hours.
  3. Grill chicken, discarding leftover marinade.

Adapted from: http://www.momontimeout.com/2016/05/the-best-chicken-marinade-recipe/

Asian Pineapple and Shrimp Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of pineapple, cut in bite sized cubes
  • 1/4 pound of shrimp, cleaned and cooked
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Gochujang (Korean red pepper paste), or to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a container with a lid, combine the pineapple, shrimp and onion.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad (you may have some leftover, refrigerator for a later application).
  4. Cover and shake.
  5. Chill for several hours.

Source:  My kitchen

 

Asian Inspired Marinade

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4-1/2 cup honey (to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced finely
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  3. Pour over pork or your protein of choice and marinate a few hour to overnight.

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Pickled Veggies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/2 pound carrots, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 pound green beans, cleaned and halved
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 head garlic, broken into cloves
  • 4 cups white vinegar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spices
  • 2 tablespoons peppercorns

Directions:

  1. Clean and cut all vegetables and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, boil 6, 1 pint canning jars and rings.
  3. In another pot, combine the garlic, vinegar, water, salt, sugar and spices and bring to a boil.
  4. Pack the vegetables into the jars layering as desired.
  5. Pour brine into the jars, tapping them gently to remove air bubbles.
  6. Cover with a lid and screw on the ring.
  7. Let cool and then refrigerate about a week before eating.

Source: My kitchen

Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound garden rotini
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3/4 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain and cool.
  3. Whisk together the vinegars, oil and seasonings.
  4. Combine the vegetables with the pasta.
  5. Pour the dressing over the pasta and refrigerate to blend flavors.

Source: My kitchen

Marinated Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 small onions, sliced thinly
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped parsley (dry is fine)
  • 2/3 cup oil (traditionally vegetable, but EVOO works too)
  • 1/3 cup vinegar (traditionally white, but you can use your favorite kind)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Directions:

  1. Place half of the tomatoes in a 9 inch glass pie plate.
  2. Add half of the onions.
  3. Sprinkle on half of the parsley.
  4. Repeat with the remaining vegetables.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients, adjusting to your personal tastes.
  6. Refrigerate several hours.

Source:  Elek family recipe

Pickled Jalapeños and Onions

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb jalapeño peppers
  • 1 lb white onions
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 Tablespoons whole peppercorns
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar

Directions:

  1. I sterilized my jars and lids. I used a large stock pot and filled it with water. I boiled the jars while I prepared the peppers and onions. I let the jars cool in the water while I prepared the pickling liquid.
  2. Remove the tops of the peppers and slice into rings. If you remove the seeds, the final product will be milder.
  3. Slice the onioin.
  4. In a 2 quart saucepan, add vinegars, lime juice, water, salt, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns and sugar.
  5. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil
  6. Reduce heat to keep at a simmer.
  7. Layer the peppers and onions in your jars.
  8. Fill the jars with brine, leaving a bit of head room.
  9. Tap the jars on the counter to get out any air bubbles.
  10. Close the jars and refrigerate. You could properly can at this step for a shelf stable product or just leave in the refrigerator.

Source: An amalgamation of various recipes around the web

Ginger Lime Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken or chicken parts
  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 stick of butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Clean excess fat off the chicken but do not remove the skin and pat dry.
  2. In a bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, lime juice, garlic, sugar, ginger, red pepper and salt.
  3. Whisk to combine.
  4. Put your chicken in a large container or bag to marinade and pour the marinade over it.
  5. Let sit in the refridgerator for a few hours to overnight turning at least once.
  6. Prepare the butter by combining the butter, cilantro, ginger, lime zest and juice in a bowl.
  7. Set aside in the refrigerator to firm up.
  8. When you are ready to grill your chicken, remove the meat from the marinade and shake dry.
  9. Season the chicken inside and out with salt and pepper.
  10. Stuff the butter under the skin.
  11. Cook according to your grill instructions.

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Brine for Pork

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pepper

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingreients in a bowl and mix until everything disolves.
  2. Pour over your meat.
  3. Let marinate a few hours to overnight.
  4. Cook meat as desired.

Source: Our home kitchen