Saffron Pickled Cauliflower

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Saffron Pickled Cauliflower
Ian Kapitan

Saffron Pickled Cauliflower

This decadent pickling recipe adds an exotic twist to an overlooked vegetable.

9
Servings
64
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 Teaspoon saffron
  • 1 Teaspoon coriander seed
  • 2 Teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 Teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 bulb fennel, julienned
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon pickling salt

Directions

Heat the canola oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the mustard seed and coriander seed to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Next, add the ginger and garlic to the pan. Cook these spices, stirring until the oil colors and the spices are fragrant but have no color. Add the cauliflower florets and fennel to the pan and toss to coat.

In a lidded plastic container, combine the water, rice wine vinegar, cider vinegar, sugar, and pickling salt. Shake to combine.

Once the cauliflower is slightly tender, about 2 minutes, add it to a glass jar. Pour the pickling liquid over the cauliflower, filling to the top of the jar. Cool, chill, and store the pickles for 1 week to allow the flavors to develop thoroughly.
 

Saffron Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Saffron Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1.1%
Protein
2g
3%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
13µg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.5%
Vitamin C
32mg
54%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.5%
Vitamin K
27µg
33%
Calcium
33mg
3%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
42µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
42µg
10%
Iron
0.6mg
3.2%
Magnesium
17mg
4%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.5%
Phosphorus
47mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
306mg
9%
Sodium
292mg
12%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
1.8%