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Pickled cucumbers (or zucchinis)



6 jar(s)

Pickled cucumbers (or zucchinis)

  • 1000 g cucumbers, in 2-3mm slices
  • 400 g brown onion, in 2-3mm slices
  • 80 g fine salt
  • 125 g water
  • 2 sprigs dill, fresh
  • 400 g raw sugar
  • 500 g white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds, yellow
  • 0.25 tsp ground turmeric
  • 0.25 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6
    3h 15min
    Preparation 3h 15min
  • 7
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      TM 6
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 31

Recipe's preparation

    Pickled cucumbers (or zucchinis)
  1. Place a large glass or ceramic bowl into the Thermomix lid, set scales to zero, and weigh in 1000g (1kg) sliced cucumbers and 400g sliced brown onions.
  2. Sprinkle with 80g of salt and drizzle with 125g water. Then toss to combine. Set aside, covered, for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, sterilise about 6 large glass jars.
  4. After 3 hours, drain and rinse cucumbers and onion using your Varoma dish, then prepare pickling liquid.

    Place dill into Thermomix mixing bowl and chop 3 Seconds, Speed 7. Scrape down and repeat if neccessary.
  5. Weigh in 400g sugar, 500g white vinegar, 1 tbsp mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp turmeric and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.
  6. Set timer for 10 Minutes/100 degrees/Speed 1.
  7. While liquid comes to the boil, fill your sterilised jars with cucumbers and onions, packing down quite firmly, and leaving a 2cm headspace at the top of each jar.
  8. Once liquid has boiled, pour enough into each jar to cover the cucumbers and carefully put lids in place.

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Pickles can be stored in the pantry, as long are jars have been properly sterilized. Otherwise, keep them in the fridge.

This recipe works just as well with zucchini.

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
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