Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This recipe produces a traditional Japanese pickle. Quite a lot of people dislike the odor of garlic and this recipe reduces the odor of garlic thru the use of vinegar. Marinating time should be about 2 months and will easily last about 10-11 months.
- Fresh garlic should be on the market by June. Select smaller, well-proportioned bulbs as the garlic will served cut in half.
- Peel the outer skin with your hands, leaving only one layer of skin holding the cloves together. Trim away the stems.
- Sterilize a small pickling jar in boiling water. Pack it with the bulbs of garlic. Pour the rice vinegar over the bulbs in the jar. Seal the jar and let stand in a dark place for 2 weeks.
- Discard 2/3 of the vinegar (perfect for salad dressings). In a bowl, combine the soy sauce and the sugar until the sugar dissolves.
- Pour the soy sauce over the garlic bulbs in the jar. Cover with the lid and let stand in a dark place for 1 1/2 months more. Total marinating time should be 2 months. If made in June, mixture will good until around May of the next year.
- When ready to serve, cut each garlic bulb horizontally in half.