How to Make
Pickled Walnuts Easy
1 cup salt for every 6 cups water (for brine)
For the Spiced Vinegar
1 litre malt vinegar
5 gm allspice (all spice)
15gm grated fresh ginger
1400 ml liquor to cover 1.5kg nuts
Pickled Walnut Recipe
For the Brine:
Boil the water and pour in the salt. Stir well to dissolve and cool
before using. Wearing rubber gloves, prick the walnuts
all over with a thin skewer
or metal knitting needle. Put them into a bowl and cover with brine.
Put a plate on top of the walnuts to keep them under the surface and
leave 5-6 days in a cool place.
Drain, cover again with fresh brine
and leave for another week. Drain well, spread on a tray and leave
in a warm room or, better still
in the sun. Turn them occasionally
and leave for 2-3 days or until they turn black.
For the spiced vinegar:
Crush the spices lightly to bruise them
and tie them in a piece of
cheesecloth and add to the vinegar.
Boil in a covered enamel or
stainless steel pan for 10 minutes. Cool and remove the spices.
Pack walnuts in dry jars, then cover with spiced vinegar, seal at
once and leave 7- 8 weeks before using.
If you have a Walnut tree, or access to one, you may produce this
Green Walnuts (picked in June and July, before the
shell has formed and can harden in the pickle are used here).
If you push
a thin skewer or knitting needle into the nut, you will be able to
feel when the nut is beginning to form.
Be sure to wear rubber
gloves as walnuts stain badly.
Pickling spices and combinations are a personal choice and
make for the most successful and enduring recipes.
Some times the best recipes are the simplest.
Some advice on your choice of jars:
an acid and will react with certain materials.
If you are not sure about the jar
you are using leave some vinegar in the pickle
jar over night to see if will take the pickling challenge.
Metal lids will go
rusty with vinegar so place some plastic wrap between the jar and the lid when
you seal them. Once pickled it will last about a year.
Make some pickled Vinegar preserves and let me know how you get
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This is a simple method for making pickled walnuts.
It has worked
pretty well so far as I'm still alive and still have a taste for these
home pickles. let me know how you get on.
Experiment and enjoy!