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pickled green beans

tooth Feb 28, 2008 02:11 PM

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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    lmoy Mar 5, 2008 09:05 AM

    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: http://www.whats4eats.com/recipes/r_p...

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    1. re: lmoy
      tooth Mar 5, 2008 04:38 PM

      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.

    2. chef chicklet Mar 4, 2008 02:17 PM

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

      1. momskitchen Mar 4, 2008 02:13 PM

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


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          TNExplorer Feb 29, 2008 01:41 PM

          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
            tooth Mar 3, 2008 09:17 PM

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

            1. re: tooth
              coll Mar 4, 2008 12:41 PM

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

            2. re: TNExplorer
              mwright Mar 5, 2008 03:57 AM

              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.

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