This all-purpose brine yields lip-smacking pickles that are salty, tangy, and just slightly sweet. The pickles make great Father's Day gifts when placed in jars adorned with our clip art designs printed on clear decal sheets.
Sauteed leek, celery, and carrot form a flavorful base; potatoes add heft; and Parmesan rind makes the broth luxurious and savory. But the real stars of the dish are asparagus, English peas, and sugar snap peas, each contributing seasonal flavor to every spoonful.
Try these sweet, tender vegetables in a salad, side dish, or stir-fry, or eat them raw as a snack. Find plenty of recipes to choose from, and learn the best way to select and store this spring favorite.
This recipe was adapted from "Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself" (HarperOne, 2009). It makes two servings -- you can share with a friend, keep one portion for the next day, or halve the recipe.