Sweet-sour-salty-spicy pickled pineapple

9 Jan

As we all know, most Asian people love love spicy food. Our love for spicy food sometimes branched out to putting chili on our fruits as well! 🙂

For me, that one time of the month when I become so *cough* adorable and patient *cough* I’m always craving for overly salty and hot food. Back home, I can just buy hot pickled young mango (this is the best, it’s soooo sour sometimes my eyes twitched while eating this), hot pickled pineapple and hot pickled fresh nutmeg and other various tropical fruits that Indonesians can get their hands into (that are of course.. pickle-able).

Since I just bought a whole pineapple, I attempted making pickled pineapple yesterday.

It is so easy, it only takes about 5 mins kitchen time.

I boiled about 1.5 cups of water with 5 tbs sugar, 1tbs salt, 1 tbs vinegar, and about ½ tbs crushed dried red pepper. This makes a ‘pretty light’ pickle. If you like your pickle to be saltier/more sour/sweeter/hotter, just add whatever your heart desires 🙂 note : do not inhale the steam, inhaling hot vinegar fume is not pleasant!

After the solution is warm-ish, put pineapple slices in them. Leave it about 2 hours minimal so all the flavors can penetrate into every cells of the fruits, I left mine marinating overnight.

I tried them in the afternoon today and I’m very pleased with the result 🙂

Yum yum yummmm 🙂 And by pleased, I mean gorging on about 10 slices at once 😀

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One Response to “Sweet-sour-salty-spicy pickled pineapple”

  1. Jeaner January 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Very interesting! I would have never thought of that.

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