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Sahadi's (Brooklyn) Pickled Garlic Recipe?

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Has anyone reverse engineered the recipe for the pickled garlic available at Sahadi's?
The flavor and texture is much better than what's available at other places like The Pickle Guys. They're very addictive, which is bad at $8/lb (when I can buy peeled fresh garlic for ~$1/lb).

One of the workers mentioned that it was imported and wasn't able to give a recipe. So while I maybe not get the same type of garlic in the US, I figure it should be close enough.

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  1. I wanna know this too! The garlic, was it fresh, like young, unaged garlic maybe?

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    1. re: WCchopper

      They are mostly normal sized cloves of garlic with some fat plumpers. So, I doubt they are young, though perhaps unaged. Maybe also a variety available in the MidEast that we don't get here. It's close enough that I think the right pickling solution would do it.

      Since we haven't gotten any responses, I guess I better get to work on it.

    2. Just discovered that Zabar's sells a mix of pickled garlic, gherkins and olives. The garlic in that mix is identical to the garlic at Sahadi's. Sahadi's also sells the same mix.

      Anyway, I'm hoping to run some trials over the next few weeks. I welcome any tips.

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      1. re: Joe MacBu

        I had some really great pickled garlic at Borough Market in the UK this summer. It was very fresh and crispy. I'd be very interested in helping/finding out what your results were! I dream about those pickled garlics...