Saturday, March 17, 2018

Agurk Salat - Danish pickled cucumbers

I normally do Week 3 and Week 4 of our regular marathon, this time the themes i chose were available only in week 2 and week 3. So it is kind of back to back cooking for me at home. Next month we are running a mega marathon, 30 days of cooking, i m doing mega BM after a 1.5 years, though i had the list ready a month before, i have started cooking only this week. 
My mom and dad are here with me, my mom feels i m always in the kitchen, 😃 she doesn't know that i m cooking ahead, if she finds me cooking and posting the same day  for the Mega BM, she would think my husband is torturing me everyday😅
Coming to today's recipe, i chose Scandinavian cuisine for Week 3 of BM. The plus of this cuisine is you have a wide spectrum of cuisines to chose from. Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish and Estonian cuisine. Now having so many choices makes you dizzy most of the times, to put myself away from that misery, i chose simple recipes to showcase. I have a bread planned for tomorrow, hope i get time to make it. I have few bakes from the nordic cuisine in my kitchen here, the flavorsome pulla bread, Kanelboller/Cinnamon Buns, colorful st.lucia buns, Swedish Tea ring.
Today's recipe is a simple cut and pour one. These pickles will be ready in an hour. They taste yumm as such, usually served along meat dishes, to give that neccessary acidic taste, i bet they will be yumm with sandwiches too. We have many such vinegar pickles in our cuisine, let us add this cucucmber pickles to that list. Do try and let me know how you liked it.

Ingredients
2 no’s Lebanese cucumbers
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp black peppercorns, pounded
2 pinches of salt
Method
  • Wash the cucumbers well. If you prefer, you can peel the cucumbers, but I have left it as such. I have used a 250grams jam bottle. Make sure the bottle is clean. Slice the cucumbers thin. Fill the jar with sliced cucumbers.
  • In a saucepan, take vinegar and add sugar, heat the solution until the sugar dissolves. I added 2 tbsp of water to dilute the strong flavor of vinegar. Take it off the heat. Add  salt and pounded pepper to the solution.
  • Let the solution sit for 5 minutes, and let it cool. Pour the solution into the cucumber bottle. Let it sit for an hour minimum. Keep it refrigerated and serve it along with meat dishes. These pickled cucumbers can be used in sandwiches too. They will stay good in the refrigerator for a week.


24 comments:

  1. How prefect those pickled cucumbers looks. If i make these pickled cucumbers i cant keep myself away from them. Lovely Priya.

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  2. Are the Lebanese cucumbers different than the Indian ones ? Well they look quite similar . Will give this quick recipe a trial as I love pickled veggies . That jar is tempting me Priya .

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  3. Ah so these were the thinly cut cucumbers that you showcased! :D The pickled cucumbers look so good, just apt to go along with any meal...

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  4. Perfectly sliced cucumbers.. Would definitely be a great one with a heavy meal !!

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  5. Hi,
    Interesting recipe & looks easy to make... Good to know about Scandinavian cuisine through this marathon
    Thanks for recipe share
    Best Wishes
    Rujuta

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  6. I always find it challenging to photograph glass. You photographed the bottle of pickled cucumber very well. Enjoy your time with you parents..

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  7. ha ha priya wishing you good luck for the mega BM and hope you are enjoying your parents stay :) With meal plan to follow parents around and mega BM to prepare seriously you are that ravan you mentioned before :D Wow that a super quick pickle to prepare , I love pickled cucumbers in my burgers , How thin perfect slices you have cut ..

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  8. I understand how the older generation might view our 'rush' for the blogging marathons. The pickled cucumbers sound good but not much demand for vinegar based pickles at home.

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  9. Love pickled cucumbers in salads and in sandwiches. I love both cucumbers as well as cabbages. Yummm.

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  10. That pickled cucumber bottled is looking great. I have never had pickled cucumbers. But we love pickled onions. Must try these too

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  11. These cucumbers look so crispy and they sure are amazing looking I have never attempted bottled anything . I envy your talents

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  12. The pickled cucumbers look amazing the these are so much better than the store bought ones. I can control the ingredients that I use when I make my own. I am going to try this soon Priya. Between, I am with on the mega BM. I am too excited as well as nervous :)

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  13. I have never pickled anything before!! I always thought it was very difficult but you have made so easy that I think I could try it and succeed.. love the photos

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  14. It's funny you bring up your mom thinks you're always in the kitchen...my friends tell me the same thing all the time! I've never made my own pickles before, but this looks incredibly easy

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  15. Yum! Your pickles look so good. My husband is wanting to plant cucumbers this year, so we should have plenty for pickle making!

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  16. This quick pickle sounds like the perfect way to use up the garden cucumbers this summer. With BBQ's happening all summer long, these pickles would be used up in a flash.

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  17. I love pickled Cucumbers ! Your recipe looks so easy and I can not wait to make a batch :) Although I had to google Lebanese Cucumbers (unknown to me), but it seems to be more or less the same as our English Cucumbers

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  18. I love cucumbers and usually love to use the small size. I must try this way when I have large one.. Sounds so delicious. Perfect when we have things like falafel and shawarma in our home.

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  19. I love pickled cucumbers but never attempted to make at home. Thanks for sharing this recipe and now I can make them too.

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  20. The name intimidated me, but these sound just delicious! I am not sure I have ever seen lebanese cucumbers though here

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  21. This s a new version of pickling cucumbers to me.
    It was funny to read about your cooking for marathon and what your mom might be thinking. :))

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  22. Your parents must be enjoying all the dishes that you are cooking up. I love pickled cucumbers, but haven't tried making it at home.

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  23. Oh wow, thats something very nice and interesting..Loved your pics too Priya!

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  24. these pickles are so simple and yet so delicious - would be great on sandwiches

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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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