Serve these Asia-inspired sweet-and-sour pickles with satays or other grilled or roasted meats.
- Portion size 2 servings
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Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds; cut into 2-inch (5 cm) lengths, then into 1/2-inch (1 cm) wide strips. Cut carrots and radish into same-size pieces. Seed, core and cut red pepper into same-size strips. Slice onion. Cut hot peppers (including seeds) into rings. Place in large heatproof bowl; add lime juice and mix well. Top with garlic.
In saucepan, toast coriander seeds, peppercorns and cloves over medium heat, shaking pan often, until fragrant, 3 minutes. Stir in sugar, vinegar, 3/4 cup (175 mL) water, fish sauce, ginger and salt ; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Line sieve with cheesecloth and place over bowl of vegetables; pour vinegar mixture through sieve. Tie cheesecloth around spices in sieve; bury bag among vegetables. Let cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week.)
Nutritional facts <b>Per Serving:</b> about
- Sodium 205 mg
- Protein 7 g
- Calories 449.0
- Total fat 28 g
- Cholesterol 100 mg
- Saturated fat 15 g
- Total carbohydrate 46 g
- Iron 7.0
- Folate 4.0
- Calcium 13.0
- Vitamin A 18.0