Zucchini Squash Pickles With Ginger and Lemongrass

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

You have your choice of squash to use for this Asian Style pickles. I used Chi qua Otherwise known as: Hairy melon, fuzzy gourd, Chinese preserving melon, wax gourd, moa qua (hairy gourd). Because I just picked a bunch from my Sister Theresa's garden. Zucchini is great give it a try. Step x step directions and photos here http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=274365

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice half the white part of the lemon grass leaving the top long.
  2. Place squash, onions, lemon grass and ginger in a large non-reactive pot; add the salt and enough ice cold water to cover by one inch. I used bottled water.
  3. Let stand for 2 - 4 hours; drain well into a colander with a large pot under to catch the liquid.
  4. Add garlic and chili's to squash in the colander.
  5. In a large saucepan, bring remaining ingredients to a boil; add vegetables. Let stand for 2 hours.
  6. Sterilize your jars, lids, and screw rings.
  7. Bring the vegetables to a boil for 5 minutes; remove the long pieces of lemongrass then fill jars with mixture, leaving half-inch head space. Fill jars to half-inch from top with hot pickling solution. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rims. Adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
  8. Pints or quarts for 10 minutes from 1 to 1,000 feet, 15 minutes from 1,001 to 6,000 feet, or 20 minutes above 6,000 feet in altitude.
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I won second place in the 2008 Arvada Harvest Festival with this recipe!! It was easy to put together and a great way to get rid of my zucchini.