Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Remember our date at the Market?

Today at the Piazza at the corner of S. Third and Burnett.
You promised to meet me there. I will wait from 3 - 7 pm, after that you are on your own, buddy! Don't make me watch the Chef Demo at 4:30 all by myself. It's Kid Talent Day today, and I am tempted to access the child within. One thing for certain, I will be shopping for the ingredients to the Pickled Jalapenos and Vegetables that Chef Bob Anderson served up at the Live Chef Demo on Mexican Heritage Day a couple of weeks ago. (Photos of that day here).

Pickled Jalapenos and Vegetables (Escabeche)
  • 1 lb jalapeƱo chile peppers
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 medium white or yellow onions, thickly sliced
  • 2-3 medium carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
  • Florets from half a small cauliflower (optional)
  • 1 head garlic, cloves separated but not peeled
  • 4 cups apple cider vinegar, or White vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Kosher salt or sea salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

Wash the chiles, leaving the stems intact. Cut a cross in the tip end of each chile so that the vinegar will be able to penetrate the chile.

Heat oil in a large, deep skillet. Add the chiles, onions, carrots, cauliflower if using, and garlic. Fry over medium heat for about 10 minutes, turning them over occasionally.

Add the vinegar, salt, herbs, and sugar and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer 10 minutes. Make sure the chiles are entirely cooked through before canning. Add more sugar and salt at a 2:1 ratio to obtain the taste that you want.

Let cool and store in refrigerator for immediate eating and/or can following the process bellow

Pack 4 pint-sized sterilized jars with the chiles and vegetables. Top with the vinegar and seal. Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

Almost all the ingredients can be found at the Renton Farmers Market!!! Keep on the look out for new recipes featuring ingredients from the market!!!

Thank you to the Renton Farmers Market wonderful website that provided this lovely recipe. Click on the name above and go take a gander.

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1 comment:

Feathered Nest said...

Yun! I will definitely be checking out the Renton Farmers Market website for more great recipes!

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