Mixed Pickled Veggies (Tursu / Torshi) / Miješano ukiseljeno povrće (turšija)

Whatever you wish to call this salad, it is a local staple and one of my favorite things to eat during winter months when fresh veggies are scarce and without much variety. Now is an ideal time to stock up on it, so I dedicated an afternoon to some canning.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields about 16 jars / 0.51 EUR per jar / 8.12 EUR for all)

For the brine:

1 liter distilled 9% vinegar (0.40 EUR)

5 liters water (–)

5 tbsp salt (0.03 EUR)

5 tbsp sugar (0.03 EUR)

Veggies:

1 kilo carrots (0.93 EUR)

1 kilo small gherkins (1.60 EUR)

1 kilo green bell peppers (0.93 EUR)

1 kilo green tomatoes (0.80 EUR)

1 kilo cabbage (1.00 EUR)

1 kilo cauliflower (2.00 EUR)

Additional:

Handful of black peppercorns (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Start off by preparing your jars. Wash them in hot soapy water and allow to fully dry off. Throw a few peppercorns into each jar. You can also add in garlic, bay leaf, dill and the like, but I prefer to have a more neutral taste and skip these aromatics. Wash and thoroughly clean all the veggies while ensuring you throw out any suspicious parts. Cut the veggies into smaller pieces and divide between the jars. Prepare the brine by heating up all of the ingredients until almost boiling, so the salt and sugar are completely melted. Divide the brine between jars and ensure all the veggies are fully submerged. You can also press the veggies down with toothpicks or special plastic rings.

Seal the jars and give them a 10 minute hot water bath. Allow the jars to cool completely before storing in a dark and cool place. After three weeks the veggies will be pickled and ready to enjoy.

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Ova jednostavna salata jedna mi je od najdražih stvari tijekom zimskih mjeseci kada svježeg povrća nema u raznolikom izobilju. Sada je idealno vrijeme za napraviti zalihe, pa sam jedno poslijepodne posvetila kiseljenju.

SASTOJCI:

(Za oko 16 teglica / 3,81 kn po tegli / 61,00 kn za sve)

Za zaljev:

1 litra 9% alkoholnog octa (3,00 kn)

5 litara vode (–)

5 žlica soli (0,25 kn)

5 žlica šećera (0,25 kn)

Povrće:

1 kg mrkve (7,00 kn)

1 kg sitnih krastavaca (12,00 kn)

1 kg zelenih paprika babura (7,00 kn)

1 kg zelenih rajčica (6,00 kn)

1 kg zelja (7,50 kn)

1 kg cvjetače (15,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Pregršt crnog papra u zrnu (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Za početak dobro operite staklenke sa deterdžentom i vrućom vodom i ostavite da se skroz posuše. U svaku staklenku ubacite par zrna papra. Možete također dodati i češnjak, lovorov list, kopar i slično, ali ja više volim neutralni okus pa ne stavljam ništa od toga. Dobro operite i očistite svo povrće te obavezno bacite sve što vam se čini imalo sumnjivo. Povrće narežite na manje komade i rsporedite među staklenkama. Zaljev pripremite tako da zagrijete sve sastojke dok skoro ne zakipe, a da se sol i šećer skroz rastope. Rastočite zaljev po staklenkama, pazeći da je svo povrće potopljeno. Povrće možete također pritisnuti prema dolje čačkalicama ili posebnim plastičnim prstenovima.

Zatvorite staklenke i obradite ih na 10 minuta u kipućoj kupelji. Pustite da se staklenke skroz ohlade prije nego ćete ih odložiti na tamno i hladno mjesto. Povrće će biti ukiseljeno i spremno za jelo nakon tri tjedna.

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Mixed Pickled Veggies (Tursu / Torshi) / Miješano ukiseljeno povrće (turšija)

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