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Sake Giardiniera

Randy Mayor
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Sake is sometimes used as a pickling agent in Japanese cooking. It serves the same purpose and adds a mellow fermented flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3/4 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices yellow bell pepper (about 1 medium)
  • 3/4 cup (1/4-inch-thick) diagonally-cut carrot
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 8 green onions, white parts only
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 29
  • caloriesfromfat 6 %
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.7 g
  • carbohydrate 5.8 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 115 mg
  • calcium 29 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 2 minutes. Stir in sake.

  2. Place cauliflower and remaining ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add sake mixture to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally. Remove vegetables from bag; discard marinade.

Cook's Notes

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