Skip to main content

Whiskey-Pickled Jalapeños

I have no idea how long this post has been in my drafts folder. But I am determined to clean up my blog which means posting all of these old recipes that never made it to public viewing. Sorry! 

These are not processed, so they are not shelf stable. Keep them in your fridge and eat them within two to three weeks. If you process them in a water bath, they'll keep longer.

makes three half pint jars or so

  • 1 pound jalapeños, sliced into 1/2" rounds (I had both green and yellow peppers)
  • 1-1/4 C vinegar (I used an apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 C whiskey
  • 1/2 C honey (I used a raw local honey)
  • 2 t coriander seeds
  • 1 t mixed peppercorns
  • 1/2 t black mustard seeds
  • 2 bay leaves


In a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, whiskey, honey, coriander seeds, peppercorns, mustard seeds, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Place jalapeños in the pan and let stand for 3 to 4 minutes. Spoon jalapeños into small jars and pour the liquid and spices over them, dividing as evenly as you can. I got three half pint jars out of this.

Cover the jars and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for 3 days before serving. They will keep for two to three weeks in the fridge.


Popular posts from this blog

Jamaican Stew Peas #EattheWorld

  Here we are at November #EattheWorld event. What a year this has been! This challenge has been one that gave us some excuse for virtual travel as we've been sheltered-in-place with the coronavirus epidemic for most of 2020. So, we've been able to read about different parts of the world and create a dinner, or at least a dish, with that cuisine. This Eat the World project is spearheaded by Evelyne of  CulturEatz . Read more about  her challenge . This month, Evelyne had us heading to somewhere tropical: Jamaica. I have actually been to Jamaica, but it was almost thirty years ago...and it was just a jumping off point for the rest of our Caribbean exploration. I don't remember eating anything at all! Pandemonium Noshery: Pumpkin Rice   Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Jamaican Stew Peas  Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Jamaican Chicken & Pumpkin Soup   Palatable Pastime: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Burger   Sneha’s Recipe: Jamaican Saucy Jerk Chicken Wings With Homemade Jerk Seas

Quick Pickled Red Onions and Radishes

If you've been reading my blog for even a short amount of time, you probably know how much I love to pickle things. I was just telling a friend you can pickle - with vinegar - or you can ferment - with salt - for similar delicious effect. The latter has digestive benefits and I love to do that, but when I need that pop of sour flavor quickly, I whip up quick pickles that are ready in as little as a day or two. I've Pickled Blueberries , Pickled Asparagus , Pickled Cranberries , Pickled Pumpkin , and even Pickled Chard Stems ! This I did last night for an upcoming recipe challenge that requires I include radishes. Ummmm...of course I'm pickling them! Ingredients  makes 1 quart jar radishes, trimmed and sliced organic red onions, peeled and thinly sliced (I used a mandolin slicer) 3/4 C vinegar (I used white distilled vinegar) 3/4 C water 3 T organic granulated sugar 1 T salt (I used some grey sea salt) 6 to 8 grinds of black pepper Proce

#comfortfood: Jamie Oliver's Ossobuco with Bean Ragout

As one of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day Ambassadors ( I'm the Monterey #FRD2014 rep! ) I will be sent a copy of his latest cookbook - to cook from and write about. I can't wait. I do have to laugh though, because its title is  Comfort Food . And, according to a good friend:  I only make uncomfortable food . Oh, well. I can learn! To celebrate launch day - today - I'm sharing one of the recipes. Here's Jamie Oliver's Ossobuco alla Milanese recipe from his new cookbook, Comfort Food. And here's my adaptation. I typically don't eat veal, so I went to our local butcher for some lamb shanks sliced into an osso buco-style cut; but they had just sold their last shanks. Darn. But then I noticed the "never to roam" on the veal package and decided to go for it. I added in shelling beans to make a ragout and served it over wild rice instead of risotto. Also, I used lots of different herbs in my gremolata instead of just pa