Zesty Pickled Green Beans
Zest Factor: Hot * Yield: 4 servings
As presents or a simple snack these pickled green beans are bold enough to stand alone. Irresistibly crunchy and spicy you’ll be surprised how fast they vanish from your plate.
4 large handfuls of green beans, steamed
2 cup rice vinegar
2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons jolokia hot sauce
2 tablespoon dried dill
8 garlic cloves, crushed
2 long red chile peppers, cut lengthwise, keep seeds (I used Bangalore Torpedo chiles)
In a medium saucepan over high heat bring rice vinegar, water, sugar, hot sauce, dill, garlic and red chiles to a boil. Pour over green beans covering them thoroughly. Place bean/pickling mixture into 2 pint containers and chill for later use. Use after 2 hours or reserve for the next day or jar for gifts. Enjoy: zesty pickled green beans!