Here’s to making the most of the fresh produce Summer brings… Chef Akshay is starting a Pickling Series featuring ingredients that we typically don’t get to enjoy once Fall rolls around. First up is a ramps brine which pairs well with BBQ fish or chicken, and is a great addition to a charcuterie or cheese platter. Scroll down for the full recipe and if you have any questions or feedback, visit the Facebook or Instagram posts (@onekingwest) to leave a comment.
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
2 cups water
1 ½ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup Kosher salt
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp. coriander seed
1 Star Anise
1 tbsp. pink peppercorn
4 bay leaves
15 ramp stems
1 mason jar
HOW TO PREPARE (FIND A STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO DEMONSTRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA):
- 1. In a pot, boil the water, apple cider vinegar, salt and sugar. After the first boil add all of the spices. Set aside and let cool.
- 2. Clean ramp steps in cold water and dry.
- 3. Sterilize the mason jar, dry and fill with the ramps.
- 4. Pour the cold brine liquid over the ramps to submerge in liquid and seal the lid.