Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sorry been busy shrooming!!! Recipe for pickled ramps..

As you can see Ive been really busy lately! Ive ran across a nice patch of ramps as well and have added recipe below for pickeled ramps!

Pickled Ramps

5 pounds cleaned ramps, green leaves removed
2 cups white vinegar/rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 cup water
1 cup Demarara sugar
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
½ teaspoon coriander seeds
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
½ teaspoon whole black
2 all spice berries
One dried chipotle chili (optional)
1 sprig thyme
Salt to taste

1. Pack ramps tightly into clean sterilized jars.
2. Heat up pickle and let cool, set to infuse for 30 minutes.
3. Pour cooled pickling liquid over ramps and store in a container with a tight lid. Process in a water bath to seal(about 10 minutes)
4. Let rest for at least a month before trying.

5. For a less crispy pickle blanch the ramps in boiling water for about a minute and cool in a ice bath, proceed with recipe.