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Fermented Beets With Orange and Ginger

January 30, 2013

MAKES ABOUT 1 QUART

INGREDIENTS4 medium beets, peeled and sliced into ?"-thick rounds
1 tsp. brown mustard seeds
1 tsp. whole allspice berries
1 tsp. whole black peppercorns
1 tsp. whole cloves
2 sticks cinnamon
1" piece ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
Peel of 1 orange, cut off in wide strips
2 tbsp. whey
2 tbsp. honey
3 cups warm filtered water, warmed
Kosher or sea salt, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS1. Bring a 4-qt. saucepan of salted water to a boil, and add beets; cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl of ice water, and let sit for 2 minutes to chill. Drain and place beets in a sterilized 1-qt. glass jar along with mustard seeds, allspice berries, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and orange peel. In a medium bowl, stir together whey, honey, and filtered water; pour over beets until covered. Pour any remaining brine or water into a resealable plastic sandwich bag, and place bag on top of beets to keep them submerged.

2. Drape a large kitchen towel over the jar, and let sit at room temperature (ideally 70°-75°) until beets... Get the recipe >>



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