Quick Pickled Garlic with Mediterranean Flavors

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 13mins
YIELD: 1 cup




  • In a small nonreactive saucepan, combine the vinegar, sherry, salt, peppercorns, bay leaf, and chile, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring once or twice to dissolve the salt.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, add the garlic, and simmer for 30 seconds or so.
  • Remove from the heat and add the fresh herb.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature, uncovered, and then pour into a jar with a nonreactive lid.
  • Cover tightly and let stand at room temperature for at least a day before sampling one of the smaller cloves.
  • The flavor will improve steadily over the first few days, as the liquid penetrates the garlic.
  • This pickle will keep, covered and refrigerated, for 2 months or more.