I had lots of peppers to preserve. I assumed Italian style preservation would be just olive oil, but every recipe I found was more towards pickling, and so I developed this Pickled Pepper in Oil recipe and it is great for all kinds of peppers!
These peppers are great as a crunchy snack, on an antipasti platter, on a panino, and as a bright, piquant ingredient in some of my recipes. I always keep some of these peppers around. You never know when you’ll need them.
One of the things I like about these hot peppers is that they are incredibly versatile. The brine is unseasoned so they work just as well on sandwiches as they do chopped and stirred into homemade salsa.
As a notorious sweet pepper pickler I decided this year to experiment with hot chilies. A big amount of garlic and delicate, sweetened vinegar proved a perfect pairing for the moderately hot Turkish variety called "aci sivri".
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Now, did he pick a peck and then pickle them? A blend of sweet and hot peppers, cauliflower, carrots and onions make these pickled peppers a bit different.