pickled vegs

“Sear cucumbers and peppers over a hot grill, then pack them in a sweet-and-sour pickling liquid. Perfect for picnics!”

INGREDIENTS:

6 pickling cucumbers, sliced in half
lengthwise
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 cloves garlic, peeled
12 black peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

2. Place cucumbers and red peppers on grill, cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat.

3. Combine water, vinegar, sugar, kosher salt, garlic, black peppercorns, dill, and red pepper flakes in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat.

4. Pack cucumbers and peppers evenly between two 16-ounce mason jars. Pour hot pickling liquid into jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Screw on lids and let cool to room temperature.

Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pickled-grilled-vegetables/