Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Chipotle Cucumber Pickles

Sweet Chipotle Pickled Cucumbers
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 tsp pickling spice
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 unseeded (English) cucumber, sliced lengthwise
1 medium sweet onion, sliced into rings
6 cilantro sprigs

Directions for Pickled Cucumbers:
1.  In medium size sauce pan add vinegar, sugar, garlic, pickling spice, peppers, salt and pepper.  Heat on medium heat to dissolve sugar.
2.  Slice cucumber in half.  Wrap and save half in refrigerator.  Slice cucumber lengthwise using vegetable peeler, making long strips.  Yield 2-3 cups
3.  Peel and slice onion into rings.  Separate into individual rings.
4.  Add cucumber, onion slices and cilantro sprigs to hot vinegar mixture.  Stir.  Remove off burner and put aside.

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