Thursday, September 25, 2014

Quick Pickled Peppers and Cukes

One of the dishes I had thought about making for Tapas last week were these, Roasted Peppers with Balsamic Vinegar, but I just didn't get my act together in time to make them.   So, I had these wonderful peppers lounging around in the fridge and I did want to use them, somehow, somewhere.   Especially since I'd gotten them, on sale.

Have you seen the price of peppers lately?  I don't know about your area, but they're pretty pricy down here.

So, I'm sitting, looking at them, and also looking at these hothouse cukes I'd gotten.   AKA English Cucumbers.   I was thinking of Agurk Salat, but didn't have any dill, then I put two and two together, well, cukes and peppers together and thought "quick pickle".

So I cut part of each pepper up, only used about a quarter of each one,
  and half of a cucumber.
Heated up 1/2 cup of Rice Vinegar, added 2 tablespoons of sugar to it, tasted it, then added 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, about 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, tasted it again, and added about a teaspoon of soy sauce.   I liked that mixture and poured it over the finely cut strips of pepper and cucumber.
Quick pickle peppers and cukes

Quick pickle peppers and cukes

They sat in the fridge for a few hours, I wanted them to get well acquainted.

Blind dates aren't always fun.
And I served them for Tapas, alongside a plate of sliced peppers.
Quick pickle peppers and cukes

Well, not all the pickled peppers were eaten so I had some on a sandwich the next day.  And since I'm a Dane, I had to see how they tasted on Leverpostej. (Liver Paste).  
And guess what, they were pretty darn good.  And I think they looked pretty too.
smørrebrød med leverpostej

smørrebrød med leverpostej
I do love my smørrebrød.  
smørrebrød med leverpostej
I just couldn't decide which picture looked the most mouthwatering.
And the beets were a gift from a friend.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate them.  Especially when I can eat them like this.
Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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