Pickling Spice Recipe

This homemade Pickling Spice recipe would be a great choice for the next time you need a spice for pickling meats like corned beef and sauerbraten.

| March/April 2011

Try this homemad Pickling Spice recipe the next time you make corned beef. The spice comes by way of a Michigan chef who uses it in a Corned Beef Brisket recipe.

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Pickling Spice

2 tablespoons black peppercorns
2 tablespoons mustard seed
2 tablespoons coriander seed (ours were homegrown!)
2 tablespoons hot red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons allspice berries
1 tablespoon ground mace
2 small cinnamon sticks, crushed or broken into pieces
24 bay leaves, crumbled (ours were homegrown!)
2 tablespoons whole cloves
1 tablespoon ground ginger 

Lightly toast peppercorns, mustard seed and coriander seed in dry small skillet, then use side of knife (or use mortar and pestle) just to crack them.

Add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Store in tightly sealed container or glass jar. Yields 1 cup.

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