I’m clearly scrambling for pickling ideas here but this last-minute pickled rutabaga recipe was a pleasant surprise. Not sure how necessary the salting prep work is for making these (recommended here) but they definitely resulted in a pleasingly crunchy pickle so probably worth the extra time. Reminiscent of pickled turnips, you could go in a lot of different directions with the spices as the rutabagas and relatively mild and conducive to many flavor combos. Personally I will be trying a more garlicky version next time around but these packed their own delicious punch with honey and lemon in the brine, and the mustard flavor from the seeds really seemed to shine more than usual.
One more pickle to go for the year…happy holidays and tune in next week for the final (and hopefully interesting slash surprising) pickle on my list!