Homemade pickles rank right up there with homemade apple pie when it comes to food that makes you homesick. Although pickling is primarily a favorite way to preserve food, you can make pickles and have a delicious, nutritious way to liven up a meal. Served with a main course of meat or fish, or with bread and butter, pickles can add a salty or sour counterpoint to most dishes. As a bonus, when you make pickles you add B vitamins to your diet making them a nutritious supplement.
Pickling is basically preserving food in a salt and water solution, or in vinegar. Some countries make pickles by adding edible oils to the vinegar. Herbs and spices are also sometimes added for taste. The food to be pickled does not need to be completely sterile. How acidic or salty the solution is will dictate the final flavor of the pickle.
You can easily buy ready to eat pickles in a supermarket. However, the experience of making your very own homemade pickles can give them an added zest. Pickles are easy and inexpensive to make. You can pickle cucumbers (which are the most common ones), cauliflowers, onions, gherkins, green beans, jalapeño peppers and many more. Here’s a simple way to make your own homemade pickles.
Being a newly married woman, I found myself hosting lots of a get-together I wasn’t quite ready for. I really was not sure exactly how I will find the energy in order to learn to just how to cook; after all, my husband didn’t wed me for my cooking…
However my brand new sister-in-law Sharon, God bless her, got me the appropriately named “Master Chef Guide” and from then, everything went smooth…
I found the principles after a several pages, including, just what I have to have inside my pantry all of the time and what kind of kitchen utensils I need and ways to go about shopping in the right way to get all the best of seasonal vegetables and fruit and how to have the moat for my bucks (comparison shopping, who knew?)
Following that I began polish my cooking abilities (cooking skills = break an egg right into a fry pan and tossing cut veggies into the bowl and putting in purchased sauce).
There are actually 7 books, For example “101 Tips and Techniques for Cooking Like a Chef” that happen to be written in such an easy-to-read terminology and with REAL amounts, none of this “pinch of this and a smidge of that” you get on television cooking shows, that right away at all, I managed to get the self-confidence needed to be able to attempt, and I haven’t stopped since.
First of all we had his close friends for baseball night and I scored some huge points with the “best Taco’s ever”, courtesy of the “The Master Chef Guide to Mexican food”. Next we had my family for Sunday brunch, where my own mom was standing extremely pleased as well as astonished when I served a wonderfully prepared broiled salmon (easy, I had “The Master Chef Guide to Fish Recipes”).
When we finally went to my mother-in-law’s to have thanksgiving dinner, I made a blackberry pie which had been the perfect dessert, and while, my husband, smiled to me I looked over to Sharon and winked, she knows, it’s all due to her…
As I said, my better half didn’t marry me for my cooking; however it’s simply yet another thing to brag about. If you want to try it out visit this url- http://www.themasterchefguide.com
Here are two great cookbook that contains hundreds of pickles ideas and recipes. Click them to order on amazon.com
The Complete Book of Pickling: 250 Recipes from Pickles to chutneys to Salsas
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