Quick Pickled Green Beans
Makes 6 appetizer servings
|1/2||pound (3-1/2 cups loosely packed) whole green beans|
|1/2||red bell pepper, cut into strips (optional)|
|1||jalapeño* or other hot pepper, cut into strips|
|1||large clove garlic, cut in half|
|1||cup white wine vinegar|
|1/2||cup white wine|
|1||tablespoon whole coriander seeds|
|1||tablespoon mustard seeds|
|1||tablespoon whole peppercorns|
*Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.
- Wash green beans; remove stem ends, if desired. Place in glass dish just large enough to hold green beans and 2-1/2 cups liquid. Add bell pepper strips, if desired. Tuck jalapeño, garlic and bay leaf between beans.
- Place remaining ingredients in medium saucepan. Heat to a boil; stir to dissolve sugar and salt. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Pour mixture over green beans, making sure beans are fully submerged in liquid. If not, add additional hot water to cover.
- Cover; refrigerate at least 24 hours. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving. Flavor improves in 48 hours and beans may be kept refrigerated for up to five days. Remove beans from liquid before serving.
|Serving Size:||about 1/2 cup beans|
|Calories from Fat||6 %|
|Total Fat||<1 g|
|Saturated Fat||<1 g|
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