Crunchy courgette pickle

Submitted - Ben
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Serves - 1 litre

Ingredients

500g courgettes
3 shallots , finely chopped
2 tbsp non-iodised salt

For the pickling liquid:

500ml cider vinegar
140g golden caster sugar
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp celery seeds
½ dried chilli , crumbled
1 tsp ground turmeric

Method

STEP 1
Thinly slice the courgettes using a sharp knife, mandolin or slicing blade on a food processor. Put in a bowl with the shallots and sprinkle over the salt. Cover with ice-cold water, stir to dissolve the salt and leave for 1 hr. Drain the courgettes thoroughly and pat dry using kitchen paper or tea towels. If they stay too wet, the water will dilute the pickling solution.

STEP 2
Meanwhile, put the pickling ingredients into a pan and bring to a simmer. Bubble for 3 mins, making sure the sugar has dissolved, then leave to cool until warm but not hot. Add the courgettes and stir.

STEP 3
Scoop the mixture into 2 x 500ml sterilised jars (see below to find out how to sterilise a jar). Seal and leave for a few days in the fridge. Kept chilled, these will keep for a couple of months.

Source

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/crunchy-courgette-pickle