Pickled Asparagus

Pickled Asparagus

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Behr 6

"Use the freshest asparagus for best color. These make great appetizers or garnishes. They look so pretty all 'canned up'!"

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  • Calories:
  • 41 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2157 mg
  • 86%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Trim the cut end of the asparagus spears, and cut them into 3 inch lengths. Place them in a large bowl with 1/3 cup salt, and cover with water. Let stand for 2 hours. Drain and rinse under cool water, and pat dry.
  2. Sterilize two pint size wide mouth jars in simmering water for 5 minutes.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the vinegar, sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, mustard seed, dill seed and onion rings. Bring to a boil, and boil for one minute.
  4. Pack the asparagus spears, tips up, in the hot jars leaving 1/2 of space from the rim. Tuck one dill sprig into each jar, and sprinkle in 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Pour hot pickling liquid into the jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the rim. Wipe rims with a clean damp cloth, and seal with lids. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  5. Cool to room temperature. Check seals when cool by pressing the center of the lid. It should not move. Label and date; store in a cool dark place. If any jars have not sealed properly, refrigerate and eat within two weeks.
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PeanutBaker
6/13/2008

This may be common canning knowledge...but I didn't know this: Be sure to pack the asparagus tightly in the jars. If you don't, you run the risk of the asparagus overcooking during the 10-minute processing time. I added a crushed garlic clove to the bottom of each jar. Otherwise, no changes to the recipe. The pickling juice had a great flavor!

SweetBasil
4/13/2004

I've been making these for years, ever since we had them as a garnish in a Bloody Mary drink in Hawaii. Do pick smallest diameter spears you can find. I also put several crushed cloves of garlic and more red pepper flakes in the bottom of the jars. Makes a wonderful item to tuck into a gift basket, or to give away at the holidays, long after asparagus season is gone.

kay
4/7/2008

Mom wanted some pickled asparagus. I could not find what she wanted at the store, but the asparagus was on sale. Never canned a thing in my life but these turned out GREAT. Mom loved them. My Mom turned 92 this year and if she wants something I try to get it for her. The whole family loved them. Very easy to do.