Quick Pickled Turnips

Thanks Rebecca Peters for this reicpe!



You will need:

raw turnips cut into wedges
either left over brine from store bought pickles or

1 cup favorite vinegar

1/2 cup water

2 T sugar (or how ever much you like)

1 t salt

few peppercorns

whatever left over herbs you haven't figured out what to do with and maybe some corriander seeds or pickling spice or red crushed pepper

Instructions:

This has become on of our favorite uses for the turnips. I make the marinade and then microwave for about 45 seconds until the liquid is warm enough to disolve salt and sugar. Then I stuff the turnips in until the jar is full. We eat them the next day and they will last for a few weeks. We eat them whenever I am too lazy to make a salad. And I have added carrots, zuchinni, cucumber, onion to the jar all with good effect.

I saw in a magazine that you could just use the brine from store bought pickles. That seems a good way to make sure you will like the flavor of the brine!