Sweet and Sour Cucumber Pickle
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This quantity makes 2 large jars of pickles. You can half the quantity if you like
Recipe type: Preserves and Vegetarian
Serves: 2 Bottles
  • 6 English cucumbers or 8 medium cucumbers
  • 10 small pickling onions
  • 1 green and 1 red chilli (jalapeno) seeds removed
  • 2 Tblsp salt
  • ice cubes
  • Pickling liquid
  • 800g sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard seeds
  • 6-8 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 5 cups white spirit or grape vinegar
  1. Finely sliced cucumber. I use a mandoline for best results.
  2. Cut onions in half and slice finely.
  3. Slice chilies and remove all seeds. You can use less chili if you dont like it hot
  4. Add the salt to this mix.
  5. Combine in a large bowl and cover with ice. Use lots of ice - you want the water to cover the cucumber mixture once its melted.
  6. Set aside for about 3 hours.
  7. In a saucepan add all the pickling ingredients.
  8. After 3 hours press out as much water as possible from the cucumber and add the cucumber mix to the saucepan.
  9. Bring to the boil, and once boiled, switch the stove off and allow the mixture to cool.
  10. Spoon into sterilized bottles and seal.
Recipe by Shades of Cinnamon at https://www.shadesofcinnamon.com/sweet-and-sour-cucumber-pickle/