Tis the end of the summer growing season. However, peppers, cucumbers, okra and other vegetables which make fantastic pickles are at their peak.
Spicy-Sweet Italian Pickled Peppers in Oregano White Balsamic
2 cups Oregano White Balsamic Condimento
1 cup water
4 whole cloves garlic
2 tablespoons kosher or pickling salt
2 cups sweet Italian peppers, sliced
1 ripe, red jalapeno, seeded and sliced
In a medium sauce pan, combine the water, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Place the garlic and sliced peppers in a large mouth canning jar or two smaller jars. Pour in the hot boiled pickling liquid in to each jar, completely covering the peppers but leaving a head space of 1/2" from the top of the jar. Allow to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 10 days before eating. Keep refrigerated and use within 1 month. These peppers can be enjoyed as is or drained of pickling liquid and drizzled with a fresh, herbaceous extra virgin olive oil such as Frantoio, Coratina or FS17.