Let me take a wild guess……
You have tons of veggies in your garden that you actually want to pickle but don’t have the time to go for that process. So you are thinking to freeze them first and do pickling a few weeks later.
And wondering can you pickle frozen vegetables? or Can you use frozen vegetables for pickling?
The answer is- Yes, you can pickle frozen vegetables but not all veggies. Frozen Vegetables like onion, beet, and mushroom are just fine for the pickling process. However, frozen broccoli, jalapenos, and corn are not recommended for pickle as the high water content brings soggy result. But keep in mind that when you’re freezing organic vegetable substances, they expand and the texture will not be the same as fresh.
Can you pickle okra that has been frozen?
Pickling is a great way to preserve food items, and okra is no exception.
Yes, you can pickle frozen okra. And the process is quite similar to pickling fresh okra.
When okra is frozen, it becomes very hard and can be pickled just like any other vegetable. There are many different ways to pickle okra, but the most popular method is to pickle it in a vinegar or brine solution.
Here is how to make frozen vegetables pickling
- 15/18 Young okra
- Vinegar (can use Apple cider or regular white vinegar, whatever you prefer)
- Spices (mustard, black pepper, dill seeds, fennel)
- 2 chili
- 2/3 gloves of garlic
- First, sanitize the jar.
- In a saucepan put 1:1 water and vinegar. Add salt and let the brine boil in lower heat.
- Put all the spice in the glass jar and then put the okras. In the meantime, add the garlic and the herbs.
- Pour the brine solution into the jar once it’s cool.
- Press it down with a spoon to release the air. And you are done.
Disclaimer: This pickle won’t be shelf stable, you gotta preserve it in the fridge. Thus, you can enjoy it for up to 3 weeks.
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What about beets…….How Can frozen beets be pickled?
And yes, Frozen beets can be pickled just like fresh beets.
The only difference is that frozen beets are peeled and then chopped into small pieces. So you don’t have to do this part.
- Cook beets for 15-20 minutes in water, then put them in tap water to remove skins.
- Skin beets & get the skin off.
- Cut off any bad spots from the beets.
- Also, slice beets with 1/5″ slices, or as cut to your desired thickness.
- Then, get an empty pan on the stove. Put in the pan: 1 cup water, 1 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup sugar, and 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, and heat the pickling solution to boiling. But stop and let it cool off.
- Once the pickling solution is cooled, put beets into a Mason Jar, and pour in pickled juice. Pour until beets are covered.
- Close the lid of the Mason jar and put it in the fridge for 3 days before sampling.
Let’s see other veggies…..
Do you know that Pickling is a centuries-old preservation method?
Even before the fridge, people used to store foods by pickling. Now come to the main point. Which frozen veggies are good to pickle?
Corn: Pickled corn is a popular appetizer in the United States. Originating in the Southern states, pickled corn is typically made from fresh corn that has been soaked in brine and spices.
Can you use frozen corn to make pickled corn? Yes, you can, but the result won’t be satisfactory as it gets quite soft once it froze.
Pepper: Jalapeno Peppers are quite popular nowadays for their spice and tangy flavor.
But the question is- Can you pickle peppers after they have been frozen?
Yes, and the good news is it tastes like fresh pepper pickle. Don’t forget to remove the seeds and ribs from the pepper to avoid spoilage.
Cauliflower: Pickling cauliflower is a quick and easy way to keep it fresh and delicious all winter long.
Can I pickle frozen cauliflower?
Sure, you can. Just be sure to follow the pickling recipe carefully and make sure your cauliflower is completely thawed out before starting. You’ll also want to use a stainless steel or glass jar for this recipe because aluminum can react with the pickling spices, resulting in a metallic taste.
Finally, add the cauliflower slices to the jar, making sure they are covered in vinegar and water. Store your preserved cauliflower away in a cool place for up to 10 days. The preserved cauliflower will last in the fridge for up to two months.
Green Beans: Yes, you can pickle frozen green beans too. And you won’t have to thaw the bean, that’s the best part.
Peas: Can you pickle frozen peas?- that’s the most frequent question we get. And the good news is yes, you can. But as expected fresh garden picked peas are always best for pickling.