In this video post, I show you how to cold pack jars for pickling and how to make a basic brine. I'll walk you through the process of canning these delicious cumin-spiked pickled carrots from start to finish using a water bath canner.
Pickled carrots are great ate as a snack with other pickled vegetables such as cauliflower, asparagus, beans and my favorite cucumbers. You can pull a jar out and use them in a stir fry or add some in a Bloody Mary.
These pickled carrots are made with garlic, dill seed, fennel seed, sliced serrano chile and fresh, fragrant dill. Enjoy these pickles as an afternoon snack or as an accompaniment to a piled high burger. They are also super tasty with Mexican food!
Good carrots conceal evil habanero (Scotch bonnet) peppers in lovely flower shaped pickles. So innocent, but beware - "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!" (DO NOT FEED TO DOGS OR CHILDREN!)
With small batch canning I am able to take care of that pile of carrots and create a fantastic garnish. These slightly sweet and quite spicy pickles work great on sandwiches, soups and curries, or as a side for any brunch that needs some extra kick.
Pickled carrot is served at good Mexican restaurants, often placed on the table with the chips and salsa when you sit down. This recipe could be considered an ‘Americanized’ version of a traditional favorite.