Magic Pickled Carrots

magic pickled carrots
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  • 2 cups white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 5 large carrots, sliced on an angle 1/4 inch thick


In a large, nonreactive saucepan, bring 2 cups water, the vinegar, sugar, salt, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, peppercorns, cloves and bay leaf to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the crushed red pepper and let steep for 5 minutes; strain.

Place the carrots in a large stainless steel or glass bowl. Add the hot pickling liquid, weighing the carrots down with a plate if necessary to submerge. Let sit until the mixture comes to room temperature. Serve the carrots with some of the liquid.