Spicy Italian Picked Peppers

pickled-peppers (1)Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Oregano Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs kosher or pickling salt
  • 2 cups sweet Italian peppers, sliced
  • 1 ripe red jalapeno, seeded and sliced

Directions:

In a medium sauce pan, combine the water, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Place the garlic and sliced peppers in a large mouth canning jar or two smaller jars. Pour in the hot boiled pickling liquid in to each jar, completely covering the peppers but leaving a head space of 1/2″ from the top of the jar. Allow to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 10 days before eating. Keep refrigerated and use within 1 month. These peppers can be enjoyed as is or drained of pickling liquid and drizzled with a fresh, herbaceous EVOO such as Frantoio and Coratina.