Easy Pickled Cumquats

A bag of cumquats still lay languishing in the fridge, so a quick salty pickle is the answer. It is very simple.

Quick Pickled Cumquats | A Life (Time) of Cooking | Preserves| Recipes | Vegetarian

A bag of cumquats still lay languishing in the fridge, so a quick salty pickle is the answer. It is very simple.

You might find other interesting recipes amongst our cumquat recipes. Explore all of our preserves here and here. Find inspiration in our Spring recipes here and here.

Quick Pickled Cumquats | A Life (Time) of Cooking | Preserves| Recipes | Vegetarian

Easy Pickled Cumquats

Prep time: 10 mins plus a few weeks standing time
Cooking time: 0 mins
Serves: lasts for many months

method
Halve cumquats and place in a jar, layering them with salt as you go. I use celtic sea salt. But use fine salt, not crystals as I have here. Crystals take too long to dissolve.

Put in a sunny window for 2 or 3 days, and then allow to sit in a dark cupboard or in the fridge. You will see that the juice oozes from the fruit to form a salty brine and the skins become pickled.

Top up with lemon or lime juice if it needs it after about a week or so.

You can begin to use after a few weeks. Incorporate the brine into dishes, dressings and soups, and chop the cumquats finely to throw into salads, top soups, incorporate in cooked vegetable dishes, … you are only limited by your imagination.

 

Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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