Traditional Almagro Pickled Eggplant

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Traditional Almagro Pickled Eggplant
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Description

This recipe for Traditional Almagro Pickled Eggplant is the real deal. This step by step recipe will provide you with the instructions and ingredients to pickle your eggplant in the traditional Almagro fashion. Seasoned with garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, the eggplant is submerged in a mixture of water and olive oil for a week in the refrigerate, make sure you stir occasionally! The eggplant pickles can then be placed in jars or can be canned for later use.

Ingredients

2 kilograms eggplant (Almagro, or other small eggplants)
1 head garlic
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon cayenne (sweet)
3 tablespoons salt
500 milliliters apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon roasted red peppers (paste)
olive oil
water

Directions

1Remove part of the eggplant stems and half of the leaves and wash well. Boil whole for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove eggplants, reserving the cooking water, and immediately submerge in cold water.
2Once cooled, make a vertical cut down the length of each eggplant.
3Mash the garlic to form a paste and mix with the cumin, cayenne, salt, vinegar, and pepper paste. Mix until smooth.
4Place the eggplant into an earthenware pot and add the paste. Cover the eggplants with water and drizzle with olive oil to taste. Refrigerate for 1 week, stirring from time to time.
5Place the eggplants with their brine into jars. May be canned. No jar sterilization necessary.
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NutritionView more

60Calories
Sodium60%DV1430mg
Fat2%DV1.5g
Protein2%DV1g
Carbs3%DV9g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories60Calories from Fat10
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat1.5g2%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium1430mg60%
Potassium350mg10%
Protein1g2%
Calories from Fat10
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate9g3%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars3g6%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.