Baked Tilapia with Pickled Curry Cauliflower & Grits

One of our favorite ways to use Pernicious Pickling's Pickled "Sweet Hurry Curry" Cauliflower is to bake it with a white fish, such as Tilapia or Cod. The naturally subtle fish takes on a nice kick from the intense Pickled Cauliflower, then we added grits and a pan gravy for a heartier meal or one could substitute greens for a lighter option.


In a pan lined with aluminum foil, layer the Cod, Pickled Cauliflower and brine – don't forget the red bell peppers and onions from the pickle jar, and a few shakes of salt and pepper. Wrap the foil then bake at 350˚ for 20-30 mins. (Before baking and after shown above.)

The leftover pan juices and brine make an excellent, mild curry infused gravy. Carefully pour the liquid into a pan then, over low-medium heat, slowly sift a heaped tablespoon of all-purpose flour and stir until you reach a desired consistency. If so desired, add a bit of seasoning to taste - a dash of salt, pepper and cumin are great. What you end up with is a lovely and slightly curry infused gravy. Simply pour it over the dish and your ready for a flavorful and healthy meal! 

Event : Renegade Craft Fair, SF

We had a crazy fun time this past weekend at Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco. Huge thanks to everyone who came out and Shopped Small for the holidays. 

And special thanks to Ziibra for putting together a short video recap with a little cameo from yours truly. Click the image below to play. (Too bad they didn't capture all the pickle dancing!)

The Pickled Surfer with Bread & Butter Pickles

We first learned of this unusual-sounding cocktail from the bar, Ditch Plains in NYC. But don't let the Old Bay and pickles scare you away! Our Bread & Butter Pickles, which are more mustardy than sweet perfectly melds with the Old Bay seasoning to balance out the sweetness of the Bourbon, resulting in a very smooth, easy drinking cocktail. (Even for the non-Bourbon drinker, like Ms. Pickler.)

2oz Bourbon, 1oz Pernicious Bread & Butter Pickle brine, squirt of lime, garnish with B&B pickle sprinkled with Old Bay seasoning

Featured in : Bespoke Post's November Collection

Bespoke Post is a New York-based subscription club for the classy man – think axes and shoe shining kits, Bourbon brittle and grooming gear. We're delighted to have our Spicy Beans featured in their November collection called "Slate", comprised of a Brooklyn Slate serving board, Daneson toothpicks, and delicacies from the likes of Mustard and Co., Creminelli, Bourbon Trace, Old Town Oil. Read more and place your order here.

In conjunction with this collection, Bespoke has organized a little Pickle Shop in our honor where several of our other pickles are available.