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October 20, 2015

Pickling Spice for Pickled Peppers

Pickling Spice for Pickled Peppers Pickling Spice for Pickled Peppers

Pickling spices help give your preserved pickled peppers an additional, multi-dimensional flavor. A typical pickled pepper recipe consists of chili peppers, of course, with a salty vinegar brine and pickling spices added in. While you can certainly pickle your peppers without the pickling spice, it is that combination of spices that brings nuance and flavor to your final product. There are many spice blends available to you, depending on your personal tastes, although some go better in combination with others. There is no right or wrong combination. It is up to you to choose which flavors mingle best and what suits your personal palate.

Pickling Spice for Pickled Peppers

Homemade Pickling Spice

Typically, pickling spices are used whole or coarsely chopped, and include any combination of some of the following spices:

  • All Spice
  • Bay Leaves
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cloves
  • Coriander Seeds
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Peppercorns
  • Dill Seeds
  • Red Pepper Flakes

This is not an exhaustive list. Again, it depends on your own palate and preferred flavors. You'll get a stronger flavoring with a pickling spice combination, and of course vary up the ratios to your liking. There are also pre-packaged pickling spice mixes available in many grocery stores as well.

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