Being a blogger of many things means I get to sample a lot of lovely food things. Some of them rather unusual, such as my latest little package from Handmade treats .
Josie B has a passion for spicy and unusual foods and after extensive research discovered that pickling garlic not only made a great tasting snack but also has many health benefits too.
Garlic strengthens the immune system and helps fight off infections. It is a great source of vitamin B6 and is known to aid in the prevention of multiple cancer types. It also regulates blood sugar and enhances the level of insulin in blood. These are just a few of the health benefits of garlic.
Garlic cloves are chopped and placed in jars with pickling vinegar. Other ingredients are then added to create 3 different varieties.
Pickled garlic and Peppercorns
Pickled garlic and rosemary
Pickled garlic and Chillis
When I first got the jars I was unsure if it would be something I would like. There are 3 very strong contrasting flavours in these jars. First the garlic itself which alone is very strong. Then the vinegar and then the addition of either peppercorns, Rosemary or Chillis. You would think the flavours would clash. The flavour is still strong but I think the flavours together seem to cancel the strongness of each other out. The garlic gets a whole new taste when it’s preserved in the vinegar.
They can be eaten alone as a occasional snack or used in sandwiches, burgers, pasta, stir fry, anything really. A good way to use them would be if your having a Barbeque. Put them out on display amongst the other sauces and they are bound to get a lot of interest from curious guests.
The jars are not expensive so certainly worth a try at just £2.95 each for 320g jar.
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