I always try to eat delicious food. Unfortunately I don't have that much money, so I have to cook a lot of it at home. But thats OK because I love cooking and I love eating at home with my wife. This is a website with my favorite recipes and a little bit of commentary.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hot Giardiniera

If you're going to go to the trouble of making your own Italian Beef, the chances are there won't be any decent giardiniera anywhere near you. Its easy enough to make and even better than the storebought stuff.

Hot Giardiniera

There is no set amount for all of these vegies. You have to add an amount that looks right to you. Also you can add other vegies as you wish.

red bell pepper

Combine the above ingredients in a bowl and add enough water to cover. Add salt. For every 2 cups of water, add 1/4 cup salt. Cover the bowl and let sit for 24 hours. Drain the water and wash the salt water off the vegies. Dump vegies into a bowl and add:

green olives with pimento
sport peppers (substitute jalapenos)
pepperoncini peppers
fresh ground black pepper
red pepper flakes
oregano leafs

Place into a jar and add an equal amount of white vinegar and olive oil, enough to submerge the whole mess.