© Tina Rupp
Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
40 MIN
Yield
Serves : 2 pints

These zippy okra pickles are terrific additions to cocktails, especially vodka martinis and Bloody Marys. The dried chiles here give the okra a slight kick; if you prefer spicier pickles, add another chile or two to each jar. Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

How to Make It

Step 1    

Pack the okra, chiles, bay leaves and garlic cloves into 2 sterilized, 1-pint canning jars. Add half of the dill seeds, coriander seeds and peppercorns to each jar.

Step 2    

In a medium saucepan, combine the water, vinegar and salt and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour the brine over the okra, leaving a 1/2 inch of space at the top. Close the jar with lids and rings.

Step 3    

To process, boil the jars at 212° for 10 minutes (see Canning 101). Let cool to room temperature and serve immediately or store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year. Refrigerate after opening.

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