Pickles

23 Perfect Pickle Recipes From Around the World

Sour, bright, and crunchy—pickles have an irresistible appeal. They are the perfect accompaniment to heavy, oily foods but are compelling enough to eat on their own as a puckery snack.  Pickling is also one of the world’s oldest food preservation methods. Ancient Mesopotamians are often credited with beginning the tradition, though they were possibly introduced …

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The Pickled Perfection of Honduras’s Encurtido Is Worth The Trek

My Tio Lenchito—my mother’s brother—is a chatty kind of guy. On one particular family trip back to Honduras in 2010, he wouldn’t stop talking about this seemingly magical fish shack at the edge of El Lago de Yojoa. He claimed this was the place to get the most delicious fried fish and encurtido. So one …

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Encurtido Recipe (Spicy Honduran Picked Vegetables)

Whether in San Pedro Sula, the Bronx, or New Orleans, any local Honduran baleada spot will have a version of this pungent, Latin American condiment. Used to add bright crunch to all sorts of dishes from breakfast to dinner, the thinly sliced vegetable medley may be either quick-pickled in vinegar (as in this recipe from …

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