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Pickled Jalapeno Peppers and Carrots

In May I started 3 packages of pepper seeds, green, sweet and multi-colored bell peppers, what I got was green, sweet and jalapeno (seed packet was miss labelled)? I would never grow jalapeno’s, I am not a fan of hot anything, but when life gives you jalapenos, you make a pickle :). Even though I don’t care for hot, people in the house love it, so off to Pinterest I went. There were many pickled recipes, but one caught my eye, Taqueria Style Pickled Jalapenos and Carrots. We love mexican food and I had all the ingredients, easy enough.

You start with heating a skillet and brown onions, peppercorns, oregano, cumin and coriander, what an amazing smell!!  When everything if fragrant and softened, about 4-5 minutes, you add in the carrots, jalapenos and garlic halves.  I cut the jalapenos and carrots with my mandolin slicer so they were all the same size, and I made sure to wear gloves, jalapenos can cause some serious issues.  After stirring for a minute, I added the vinegar, water, salt and a bay leaf and simmered for a few minutes until the veggies start to soften and turn color.  Remove from heat and spoon into a pint size sterilized glass jar with an airtight lid.  These should last for 1-2 months in your refrigerator.  For the full instructions, please visit For The Love Of Cooking, and check out their other recipes, I have bookmarked quite a few for a later date.

My taste testers tried the jalapenos and loved them.  I tried them and they are hot, very hot!!  They were fun to make, the kitchen smelled amazing for hours, so it is a keeper.

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