Brined Green Peppercorns

Brined Green Peppercorns

6 stalks rinsed, fresh green peppercorns, or 1/2 cup dried green peppercorns

3 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1⁄3  cup fresh lemon juice
1⁄8 tsp. ground turmeric
Pack peppercorn stalks in a sterilized glass jar. (Or, reconstitute dried green peppercorns in 2 cups boiling water mixed with 4 tsp. kosher salt until tender, about 30 minutes, and drain.) Boil white wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice and 12 cup water in a 2-qt. saucepan. Stir in remaining salt and turmeric until dissolved; let cool slightly and pour over peppercorns, leaving about 12” space at the top of the jar. Place lid loosely on jar and let sit 30 minutes, then tighten lid and chill 24 hours before using. Store refrigerated up to 2 months.

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