International Pickle Day: Asia gherkins

Pickle day On September, 16th New York City (and the NY Food Museum) will be celebrating the 7th International Pickle Day, the best husband of all and I will also celebrate our wedding anniversary. Foodfreak 30.09.2023 ** calls on food lovers for joining this pickling endeavour and post about pickling experience.

I grew up with mustard pickles, gherkins and ordinary pickles and I hate them. Getting older I could eat them, but didn’t love them until I found the sweet-and-sour products from this company, like dill cornichons. We also like the asia gherkins and curry gherkins. I found a recipe for sweet-and-sour pickling in the cookbook I inherited from my grandmother.

You need:
1 kg cucumber, peeled and cored
300 ml white balsamico
150 ml water
10 grams brown mustard seed
5 g cinnamon sticks
3 cloves
1 heaped teaspoon curry, I chose Schuhbecks’s *
10 g ginger, peeled
1 teaspoon salt
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Bring all the ingredients, beside the cucumber to a boil, skim and add the cucumber. Cook on medium heat until the cucumbers get translucent. The cucumbers should not get tender. With a slotted spoon give the cucumbers into the sterilized jars, bring the liquid to the boil again and pour hot over the cucumbers. Close the jars and turn upside down for 2 minutes, turn the jars and keep at a cool place. Wait 4 weeks before you try the gherkins.

Asia gherkins

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I hope, the are as good as the ones I made 4 years ago.

September 28th: They are as good as 4 years ago! This could have also been my submission to the WTISIM-Event: Savoury Preserves hosted by Johanna, The Passionate Cook.

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1 thoughts on “International Pickle Day: Asia gherkins

  1. Zlamushka (


    ich liebe alte kochbuchen. They have that wonderful smell of old paper. And being Slavic, pickled Gherkins are inevitable at our table. Now that I live in Sweden, I dont eat them anymore :-( Thanx for reminding me the taste of back home. Shoould make myself some… Talking about gifts, I myself am hosting an event that is dedicated to giving food as a present. I would love you to have a look and maybe you could come up with something?_ im Webarchiv abrufbar


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