Candy, bitter and juicy, wherever you encounter them, pickled blueberries nearly at all times really feel like a shock. That goes double for pizza, the place most individuals aren’t used to seeing berries in any respect (, that entire fruit-on-pizza factor). However you may pickle nearly something, and when in search of inspiration for garnishes, few issues say “summer time” greater than blueberries and pickling the season’s bounty. Pickled blueberries are a superb pairing on cheese boards and have been celebrated for his or her use on sandwiches and pizza. (They’re a recurring pizza topping on the menu at well-regarded pizzeria Talula’s in Asbury Park, New Jersey.)
This easy-to-make garnish solely requires a couple of minutes on the range and a little bit of forethought, however we discover they’re greatest after 48 hours within the fridge, so that you’ll need to plan forward. We like them on our Pickled Blueberry and Camembert pizza, however their makes use of are virtually infinite: They’re scrumptious as a salad topper, in a grilled cheese sandwich, served with smoked turkey, dropped into muffin batter, or for dressing vanilla ice cream for dessert.
This recipe is part of our Garnish of the Month collection.
Notes: We desire Meyer lemon for its great, advanced perfume, however you need to use common lemons or the peel of your favourite citrus. These pickled blueberries could be utilized as a pre- or post-bake garnish. Should you desire a barely firmer texture, apply them post-bake.
20 minutes lively, 2 days inactive
1 quart of garnish
Mason jar or one other hermetic glass jar
¾ cup (200 grams) white vinegar
2 ½ teaspoons (15 grams) advantageous sea salt
⅕ cup (40 grams) granulated sugar
peel of 1 Meyer lemon
1 bunch thyme
1⅓ kilos (600 grams) blueberries
In a medium saucepan, carry vinegar, salt and sugar to a simmer and cook dinner till sugar is dissolved.
Let cool, then add the Meyer lemon peel, thyme, and blueberries to the brine.
Refrigerate in an hermetic glass or plastic container for 48 hours earlier than utilizing.
Saved within the fridge, the blueberries will final for 2 weeks.