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Pickled chillies

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Sweet pickles are a delicious way to store up a taste of summer. These pickled chillies can keep for 4 months. They are delicious with sandwiches, salads and cold meats.
Sweet pickles are a delicious way to store up a taste of summer. These pickled chillies can keep for 4 months. They are delicious with sandwiches, salads and cold meats.
  • Makes: 1-2 tall jars

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe These pickled chillies can keep for 4 months and are perfect in sandwiches, salads or served alongside cold meats. You could also give them as a tasty food gift.

Ingredients

  • 250g medium-sized green and red chillies
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 black and 6 pink peppercorns
  • 1tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 level tbsp salt
  • 4 level tbsp caster sugar
  • 600ml white wine vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tall jar(s), sterilised

The skin of chillies must be perfect for pickling, otherwise if one goes mouldy, it will contaminate the rest of them.

Method

  1. With a very sharp knife, cut the stalk end off the chilli and carefully slit each chilli from the stalk to the tip and remove the seeds, use the handle of a teaspoon. (Check the chillies will fit in your jar/s and trim them if necessary.) Lay the chillies down in one layer in a shallow dish, with the bay leaves, and pour boiling water over them. Leave for 5 mins. Drain well.
  2. Divide the peppercorns, coriander seeds and salt in the jar(s), then pack in the chillies and bay leaves.
  3. Heat the sugar and vinegar over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. When hot, but not boiling, pour the syrup into the jar(s). Cool, put the lid(s) on. Seal and label. Chill. Leave for 2 weeks before using. They should keep 4 months.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 433(kcal)
  • Fat 0.0g
  • Saturates 0.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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