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! 

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

Pickled Red Onion Love : Jen's Healthy Ahi Tuna & Veggies

From @jenistrayning: "A lovely #healthy #dinner tonight of #babybroccoli #summersquash with #sage and a nice #ahituna #steak in a #Japanese #marinade #canolaoil, #ricewinevinegar #ginger and #soysauce) all topped with amazing #pickled #redonions from @perniciouspikls ️ #perfect #fridaynight in! Now time for the Lego Movie try pernicious pickled veggies! They're great and a local Costa Mesa Company! (And follow @jenistrayning for more tips!)"

Thanks Jen! More recipe ideas with our Sweet 'N Sour Pickled Red Onions are here.

Baia Pasta's Thai Red Curry Kamut with Pickled Ginger Carrots

You would think the lovely folks at Oakland-based Baia Pasta have their hands full, making small-batch, slow-dried, artisanal pasta with organic, American-grown grains. Somehow, they also have time to keep their Instagram feed full of delicious-looking concoctions, such as this farmers market salad with their Thai Red Curry flavored Whole Kamut ringlets and our Pickled "Ginger & Spice" Carrots.

From Baia: "This hot mess of a plate was really delicious and it features our experimental batch of Thai Red Curry flavored Whole Kamut® ringlets with loads of farmers' market goodies. Thai Red Curry flavored whole Kamut® ringlets + onion + summer squash + yellow bell pepper + charred corn + charred shishito peppers + cilantro + basil + scallions + Pernicious Pickling's Ginger & Spice pickled carrots + Other Brother Co.'s Smooth olive oil."

Pernicious Lahmacun with Garlic Dill Pickles

Our friend, Joe, decided that, indeed, "Pickles ain't just for sandwiches" as he sent us a photo of his latest creation: a Lahmacun with our Garlic Dill "Classic With A Punch" Pickles. If you're unfamiliar with the Lahmacun (as I was), it's a Turkish flatbread, traditionally covered in minced lamb, tomatoes, and other vegetables then baked. Saveur has a great recipe here, altho we might just be partial to Mr. Joe's.