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Sahadi's (Brooklyn) Pickled Garlic Recipe?

Joe MacBu Jul 2, 2008 08:35 AM

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. WCchopper RE: Joe MacBu Jul 2, 2008 04:07 PM

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

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    1. re: WCchopper
      Joe MacBu RE: WCchopper Jul 9, 2008 08:34 PM

      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. Joe MacBu RE: Joe MacBu Mar 30, 2011 01:52 PM

      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
        rharn RE: Joe MacBu Nov 16, 2011 09:32 AM

        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...

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