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Feb 28, 2008 02:11 PM

pickled green beans

I love pickled green beans. In a martini or just as a snack and would love any recommendations or recipes on the brine. Thanks in advance you hounds!

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  1. I like them in a martini too. The recipe I've used is very similar to dill pickles -- mixing vinegar with hot water (I think it may be 3-1 parts) with kosher salt and dillweed or seeds. Variations can be adding a garlic clove, fresh jalapeno, or use a different fresh herb like basil or cilantro. You can also vary the vinegar for taste -- rice vinegar for delicate, cider for something stronger.

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    1. re: TNExplorer

      Thanks TNE, I think jalapeno might be the route for me. I'll let you know how it goes.

      1. re: tooth

        I pickle mine with dill and cayenne, they're really spicy.

      2. re: TNExplorer

        Try using those purple beans (they turn green when you cook them). In a taste test between purple, green and yellow beans the purple ones made the best pickles -- tender yet crunchy.

      3. I can mine every summer - they are a great recipe for a novice canner. My recipe can be found on my blog at:

        1. Love to use them in Bloody Marys, and dirty martinis.

          1. I love love love the Rick's Picks Wasabeans sold at the Greenmarkets. I'm planning on trying to make something similar myself this summer -- the brine is soy-based with wasabi, making the beans rich and salty with just a little bit of a spice.

            I think I'm going to add some wasabi paste to this brine to make mine:

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            1. re: lmoy

              Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll be buying beans this weekend at the farmer's market I'll let you all know how it goes.