Pickled Baby Beets
Choose the smallest baby beets you can find -- they should be about the size of very large olives. Or, use a paring knife to whittle larger ones to the desired size.
- Yield: Makes 8 to 10 garnishes
Source: Halloween 2009, 2009
- 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 10 juniper berries
- 2 bunches baby beets (8 to 10), peeled
Combine all ingredients, except beets, in a small saucepan, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add beets and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer very gently until beets are tender, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Transfer to a small heatproof container; keep beets submerged.