Gelf’s quick pickled veg stalks
250g vegetables of your choice (but for this recipe, I focussed on just the stalks of turnip and fennel)
1-2 tsp fennel, cumin and/or coriander seeds (optional)
200ml cider vinegar
Pinch of sea salt
Prepare your chosen vegetables making sure they are either finely sliced or diced into 1cm cubes.
Add the vinegar, water (and spices, if using) to a saucepan and slowly bring to the boil. Once boiling sieve out the seeds and pour the remaining liquid over your chosen veg, make sure your chosen veg are completely covered and allow to cool to room temperature.
Any pickles that you don’t use straight away, place in a clean, sterilised jar with a well-fitting lid and they will keep in the fridge for up to a month.
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