The 2012, London Olympic Games are at an end. Many of you won’t know this but both my parents and two oldest sisters are British. I was born in Toronto but then spent until I was 7 living in England. I don’t remember a lot, although the games brought back some memories for me. One of those is my mom’s piccalilly.
It’s not that I forgot about it because it is something I’ve enjoyed for years. I just forgot to pass the recipe on to you! After watching them taste and mention it on the CTV broadcast, it occured to me that many of you might enjoy this fabulous pickle as well.
In my house, we ate it every which way. Plain on slices of bread, with cheese or served with meat. If we could get away with it, by the spoonful. Trust me, my mom watched us like a hawk when she made it so that didn’t happen often.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. You will notice that it has a strong smell as you are cooking. That’s the pickling process. However, it’s well worth it for the end product!
Please enjoy my gift to you from my Great Britain, my parents and myself
- 4lbs veggies (cauliflower, onions, zucchini, green beans, green tomatoes)
- 750ml malt vinegar (3/4 of one litre)
- 1½ cups of sugar
- 1 tablespoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 4 tablespoons corn starch
- Boil veg in well salted water for 2 mins
- Boil ¾ vinegar
- Mix remaining vinegar to dry ingredients
- add to boiling vinegar and stir until thickened
- put in vegs and boil for 2 minutes and cool