Chef Bruce Kalman is showing you the art of pickling.


  • 3 ¼ C distilled white vinegar
  • 3 ½ oz granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ oz pure ocean salt
  • ½ lb Serrano chiles, whole
  • 10 oz red bell peppers, stems and seeds removed, diced
  • 5 ¼ oz yellow onions, diced
  • 1 lb cauliflower, small florets
  • 1 lb carrots, thin slices
  • 1 lb celery with light green leaves, sliced thin
  • 1 oz garlic, chopped fine
  • 2 Tbls yellow mustard seed
  • 1 Tbls dried oregano
  • 1 ¼ C extra virgin olive oil

Pickling - Home & Family


1. In a medium non-reactive sauce pot, combine the vinegar, sugar and salt and bring to a boil.
2. Add the chiles (whole, do not cut) and cook through until pale green in color but still crisp; remove from the heat and cool completely with the chiles in the brine; allow to sit overnight.
3. Remove the chiles and slice thin.
4. Return the brine to a pot and heat to 200F.
5. In a plastic container, combine all of the ingredients and stir well.
6. Allow to marinate for 1-2 days before serving.

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