Pickled Jalapenos

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by vlap, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Does anyone have a method or recipe for this?
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm looking forward to a reply to your question. In the morning I'm buying a big batch of Jalapenos that are on sale 2# for .99 cents. I'll take some pics from the market, I just might buy a few gallons of ice cream...
  3. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    just watching mine ripen to red off the vine in the onion sill basket... figger i'll make some salsa....they're about the size of a thumb(1st year) and turning red.... i'll post a pic in the morning. p.s. - they're vinegar/water spraye & cow turd fertilized in reg kentucky soil w/ a dash of cow poop & red hawaiian volcanic ash turned in the soil...no rain just a spritz once a week.
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

  5. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Deb I grabbed the recipe from your book and am reposting it here. I hope you don't mind. Very nice e-book btw!

    Debs Pickled Jalapenos

    Jalapeno peppers
    Several small cloves of garlic
    Sprig of Mexican Oregano
    White vinegar, 5% to 6% acidity

    Wash peppers; drain well and let dry; ***** skins in a few places.
    Sterilize pint or half pint canning jars. Into each jar, place a clove of garlic and a sprig of Mexican oregano (both additions are optional).
    Pack the washed peppers into the jars. Bring vinegar to a boil. Fill the jars with boiling vinegar to cover the peppers well. Adjust the lids and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  6. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is a receipe I posted awhile ago. Just replace the cucumbers with jalapenos

    Sun Pickles

    1 gal glass jar with lid
    10 cups water
    1 cup white vinegar
    1/2 cup Kosher Salt
    peeled garlic, fresh dill, cucumbers

    Boil liquids and salt to dissolve, set aside to cool. Layer dill, garlic, cucumbers in jar. Pour cooled liquid over contents to top. Screw on lid and place in direct sunlight all day. Place jar in fridge for 2 days ( and store in fridge).....Whoola.....fresh, crunchy pickles that beats any store bought ones. Good Luck!
  7. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Keep in mind, if you pack the japs whole then you should ***** them with a toothpick or something to allow the pickling juice to get in, they have a really thick skin and need that. I did Debi's recipe on two quarts of mixed hot peppers earlier, but I sliced them all up in nacho type slices....it was jap's, hot wax banna peppers and some hot cherry bomb types.....I'll probably do more whole japs later one but right now I'm waiting on the harvest to go to red so I can smoke them into chipoltles as well as dehydrating the greens into jap powder!!!!!
  8. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice, was wondering what I was gong to do with the peppers that are more than ready in my garden. Thanks for the recipes
  9. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When doing Hungarian hots I use this:

    4:1 water\vinegar
    1 large dill "frond" per Qt.
    3 garlic cloves per Qt.
    2-4 Tspn. sugar, depending on sweetness level ya like

    Pack jars tight with sliced peppers, or whole ones and put a slit in them.

    Fill jar with brine to 1/2 inch below neck

    Top off with vegtable oil. Helps reduce oxidation and will help dissolve the pepper "heat" and distribute it evenly thru contents.

    Some add pickling spice, or a cinnimon stick with Jalapenos I have seen done. Fruit-fresh is an option...helps with color and crisp of the product.

    DON'T FORGET the rubber gloves!
  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Phew... with the lack of water/rain...bet they'll be hotter than a fresh- Oh, never mind... they gonna be SMOKIN'!
  11. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I see the need t ***** them with a fork or tootpick...what about slicing them lengthwise in half?
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    'Chure, if the "whole pepper look" isn't what yer after... also, most of the heat is in the seeds/webbing. If ya split and remove that, you'll have a flavorful, yet not painfully hot product.
  13. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well a concern I have with the wholes is with a slit on the side wont they fill with pickling solution? the pricks of a fork I don't think would flood it...
  14. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    If they dont fill with liquid then they float to the surface and dont preserve as well. Also a pepper full of air is a place for bacteria that the vinegar wont help preserve.....I think.
  15. richnuts

    richnuts Newbie

    I like to take our crop of jalapenos and make either jelly, or do this.

    Throw them in a smoker for a couple hours at aroun 150 degrees. Pull them out and let them cool and then I put them in ziploc bags and freeze them. Then I have chipoltes for a YEAR!
  16. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I prefer mine sliced across the pino in little wagon wheels but halves would be easier for sammies ...
  17. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    ^ What he said ^
  18. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    the chipoltles are much better if you let the jap's ripe to red first.....imho, I'm waiting big time for mine to go red.......so far only one single hot wax bannana style has gone red for me.......but then I also dehydrate the green and make jap powder (the spice of life)...... [​IMG]

    btw, if pickling the peppers, if you don't "hot pack" or blanch them, even sliced.....they will probably float....the first couple of quarts I've done sliced of mixed peppers are floaters because I didn't hot pack or blanch....but it's a try and see thing with these ones....
  19. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Here's one of the ways I pickle my japaleno's and serrano's...

    Coley's Hot Pickled Peppers
    __________________________________________________ ____________

    Jalapeno or Serrano Peppers
    Garlic, sliced, (1/16 in. thick)
    Carrot, sliced, (1/16 in. thick)
    Dill seed
    Mustard seed
    Pickling salt
    White distilled vinegar, (5%)
    Turmeric (for color)
    Olive oil

    Sterilize mason jars in boiling water bath canner while preparing the
    peppers for canning.

    Wash and drain peppers then ***** each in two or three places with
    fork to allow pickling brine to get inside.

    In a non reactive pot, heat vinegar to almost boiling, but do not allow
    it to boil.

    Put a dash or two of turmeric into the vinegar to make it light yellow
    in color.

    Maintain rolling boil as jars are removed for packing.

    Into bottom of each sterile 1/2 pint mason jar, place garlic slices
    equivalent to 1 medium garlic clove.

    Place 3 or 4 carrot slices on top of the garlic slices.

    Measure 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed, and 1/2 teaspoon dill seed into
    each jar.

    Place peppers into jar with stem end up.

    Measure 1/2 teaspoon of salt into each jar. Adjust amount according
    to your taste.

    Pour hot vinegar over peppers, allowing about 5/8 inch of headspace.

    Pour olive oil on top of vinegar, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace.

    Wipe mouth of jar with clean cloth, place sterile lid on jar and tighten

    Return filled jars to water bath and add more boiling water if necessary
    to cover jars by at least 2 inches.

    When rolling boil resumes, process jars for 10 minutes, then remove jars
    to a cooling rack in a draft free area to cool.

    When cool, check jars for proper seal, and adjust bands if necessary.

    Store in a cool dark place.

    Allow to rest at least 2 weeks before using.

    Peppers may be sliced into rings for nachos, or sliced in half lengthwise
    if desired.

    For 1 pint mason jars adjust amounts accordingly.

    I prefer tapered mason jars in both 1/2 pint and 1 pint for whole peppers
    and halves, and tapered widemouth 1/2 pint jars for nacho rings.

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    Hope y'all like'em!...[​IMG]...

    Until later...
  20. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Richtee - You Hot Pack that Vinegar mix or Water Process the jars once sealed? Frigerate? or just do em and leave em on the shelf? Thanks V

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