Pickled Corn and Peppers

Easy Food Recipes and Cooking - Pickled Corn and Peppers

Pickled Corn and Peppers

Makes 1 quart
1½ cups apple cider vinegar
2/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds
Kosher salt
2 bay leaves
2 ears of corn
½ green bell pepper, cut into ½-inch strips
½ red or orange bell pepper, cut into ½-inch strips
1 stalk celery, peeled to remove strings, cut into thirds
2 small red jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced

Make the brine: Combine the vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, 2 teaspoons salt and the bay leaves in a medium  saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook, stirring to dissolve the sugar, about 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat and let cool completely.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut the corn crosswise into 1-to-2-inch pieces with a  serrated knife. Add to the boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes; transfer to a colander  using a slotted spoon and rinse under cold water until cool. Add the bell pepper and celery to the boiling  water and cook 2 minutes; drain and rinse under cold water until cool.

Pack the vegetables and jalapeños into a 1-quart jar, then pour in the brine. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 1 week.