Pickling Spice Mix (ounce)
This Pickling Spice is a blend of whole spices and is artfully hand mixed with rich, premium spices we know grandma would be proud of. Hand blended with crumbled bay leaves, yellow mustard seeds, black peppercorns, white peppercorns, allspice berries, dill seeds and celery seeds.
Pickling Spices are a wonderful blend of currently popular "in" flavors and depending on the blend you'll typically find some combination of -allspice, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, chile peppers, cloves, ginger, mace, mustard seed and pepper. As with any regional blend you'll find that the exact recipe varies from family to family. When using pickling spice it is best to wrap them in cheesecloth or a small sachet and cook them with the pickling mixture. We recommend removing them after cooking rather than aging them with the pickled vegetable.
Pickling spice is a blend used with liquid, typically vinegar, to pickle various foods, but it is also used in seasoning a variety of other dishes. For best results in pickling, boil the vegetables until tender and then drain. Refill your cooking pot with vinegar, salt and sugar and add your pickling spice mixture and bring your vegetables to a boil again for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Once cooled, pour your vegetables into sterilized jars and seal. Helpful hint: remove the pickling spice mix before jarring the pickle.