Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pickled Yellow Wax Beans



Yellow wax beans and other beans are plentiful at farmers markets, and if you are struggling for ideas, try pickling yellow wax beans.  One of the most wonderful things about yellow wax beans is that, unlike green beans, yellow wax beans retain their beautiful color when pickled.


I've never pickled anything, but I do love many things pickled. This recipe is from Alice Waters' Chez Panisse Vegetables and is absolutely wonderful. It is really easy to make; simply place the dry ingredients in a clean (boiled) jar, prepare the cider vinegar, white wine, water, salt, and sugar mixture and pour over the beans. Let cool and then refrigerate; in 2 days the pickles will be ready to eat, but they will be even more tasty in a week.

Other delicious green bean or yellow wax bean recipes you might like:


Pickled Yellow Wax Beans
1/2 yellow wax beans, ends trimmed
2 garlic clove, peeled and halved
1 dried red chili or fresh red chili
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/4 tsp black peppercorns
bay leaf
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 cup dry white wine
1 1/4 cup water
1 tbsp kosher salt
2 tbsp sugar

Place the beans into a nonreactive container along with garlic, coriander seed, chili, peppercorns, and bay leaf.

Put vinegar, white wine, water, kosher salt, and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and pour over the beans. Cool completely at room temperature, cover , and refrigerate. Beans will be ready to eat in 48 hours but taste even better in 1 week.

2 comments:

  1. I love pickling vegetables. I recently started to do it too. These beans sound like they would be heavenly. I'll be making them soon!

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  2. I think pickled cucumbers or cabbage would also be amazing :)

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