While you might not think of pickling Brussels sprouts, they make a delightful garnish for a Bloody Mary. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2010

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  • Place a large bowl of ice water next to the stove. Bring a large pot of water to a boil in a large pot. Add half of the prepared Brussels sprouts, cover, return to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sprouts to the ice water to cool. Repeat with the remaining sprouts.

  • Drain the cooled sprouts and divide among 6 pint-size (2-cup) canning jars or similar-size tempered-glass or heatproof-plastic containers with lids. Add 1 tablespoon shallot and 1 bay leaf to each jar.

  • Combine vinegar, 3 cups water, salt and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until the salt and sugar dissolve. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  • Carefully fill jars (or containers) with the brine to within 1/2 inch of the rim, covering the Brussels sprouts completely. (Discard any leftover brine.)

  • Place the lids on the jars (or containers). Refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 month.

Equipment: 6 pint-size (2-cup) canning jars or similar-size tempered-glass or heatproof-plastic containers with lids

Nutrition Facts

14 calories; total fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 8mg; potassium 124mg 3% DV; carbohydrates 2.8g 1% DV; fiber 1g 4% DV; sugar 1g; protein 1g 2% DV; exchange other carbs; vitamin a iu 302IU; vitamin c 24mg; folate 23mcg; calcium 14mg; ironmg; magnesium 8mg; thiaminmg.

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Rating: 2 stars
By following the recipe I ended up with undercooked and too salty/sour sprouts. I recooked them till tender and added 2 tbs of sugar. Now they're great. And yes to the previous rater they can easily be canned in a water bath. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Can this recipe be canned using the water bath method? Wanted to make this recipe for Xmas gifts. Has anyone canned them for longer shelf life? Read More