Chefs all across the South are putting up jars of local produce, lining their larders and dining roomshelves with interesting twists on pickles. You too can have a little jar of big Brussels sprout flavor for snacking, sandwiches, or skewered to garnish a spicy Bloody Mary. Chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis created this easy pickled Brussels sprouts recipe flavored with black peppercorns, mustard seeds, garlic, a bay leaf, and a pinch of crushed red pepper. The pickles are made in the refrigerator, so no water bath is needed.
After four days of pickling, the Brussels sprouts turn tangy, bright, pungent, and are ready to eat. Serve them alongside a bloody Mary, on a meat and cheese platter, or with rich meats such as roast pork. This recipe makes a small batch of pickles but you can easily scale up the recipe if you want to make a larger amount. They will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to one month. Go ahead, give your Brussels sprouts a little bite.
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