Entries by salomon990

Pickle and Pepper Fun Facts

Pickling is one of the oldest forms of food preservation, discovered at the dawn of civilization, thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia. North Americans prefer pickles with warts. Europeans prefer wartless pickles. Refrigerated pickles account for about 20 percent of all pickle sales. International Pickle Week is one of the country’s longest running food promotions […]

Sweet Pickle Pie

3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 2 5-ounce jars sharp Old English pasteurized process cheese spread 1 5-ounce jar blue cheese spread 3/4 cup sweet pickle relish 3/4 cup sweet cucumber slices   Measure 3/4 cup cream cheese. Set aside. Combine remaining cream cheese and cheese spreads in a large bowl. Add sweet pickle relish. […]

Fried Dill Pickles

1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup ice water 1 egg yolk 2 tablespoons dill pickle juice 4 cups drained dill pickle slices or equivalent amount of medium to large pickles, sliced 1/4-inch thick Vegetable oil for frying Stir flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt into […]

Dill Pickle Salsa

1/3 cup finely diced dill pickle 1 large tomato, finely diced 1 medium pickled jalapeno pepper, cored and finely diced 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste   Combine all pickle, tomato, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, […]

Tacos with Pickled Pepper Salsa

1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup pickled pepper juice 1 pound ground turkey breast 8 ounces pickled pepper rings, diced 12 ounces chunky-style salsa 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 8 taco shells, warmed Alfalfa sprouts or shredded lettuce Serves 4 Over medium heat, cook the diced onion in pickled pepper juice […]

Classic Way to Spice up Game Day Burgers and Franks

No game day menu would be complete without all-American hot dogs and hamburgers. Pickles from sweet to dill and pickled peppers from mild to hot are excellent additions to beef, chicken and turkey burgers and make tasty companions for frankfurters. Whether used as a unique topping, blended into the meat or served simply on the […]