chou chou or picalli

budgie37, Feb 25, 7:58pm
Any one got a good recipie for chou chou or picalilli (excuse spelling) they woud like to share please. Never made pickles in my life but really getting ito it this year and thorougly enjoying t.

245sam, Feb 25, 8:31pm
budgie37, have a look at:-

http://trademecooks.net.nz/viewtopic. php? f=26&t=567&
st=0&sk=t&sd=a#p785

I don't think you'll find a recipe there for Chow Chow but there is one for a Green Tomato Piccalilli PLUS there are lots more pickles (chutneys and relishes) to have you tempted to continue with this new found pleasure of yours. Happy pickling. :-))

cookessentials, Sep 10, 12:11pm
CHOW CHOW PICKLES:375g dried kidney beans; 300g red peppers, chopped; 500g cauliflower, chopped; 400g green beans, chopped; 1 litre brown vinegar; 1 1/2 cups soft brown sugar, firmly packed; 2 tbsp dry mustard; 1/4 cup white mustard seeds ( which are actually yellow in colour) 2 tsp turmeric; 310 can corn kernels, drained; 1/4 cup plain flour; 1/2 cup water. Cover kidney beans with water in a bowl, cover, stand overnight; drain. Add beans to large saucepan of boiling water, boil, uncovered, for about an hour or until tender, drain. Boil, steam or microwave peppers, cauliflower & green beans until just soft. Combine vinegar, sugar, dry mustard, mustard seeds & turmeric in large saucepan, stir over heat, without boiling until sugar is dissolved. Add kidney beans and vegetables with blended flour and water, stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens. Pour into hot sterilised jars; seal when cold. Makes about 7 cups.

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