Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe

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2008/03/26 15:46:27 (permalink)

Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe

Let me share this cucumber recipe,it's absolutely the best pickles you will ever prepare!

Ingredients:

1 gallon glass jar
40-45 fresh, firm cucumbers 1-1.5 inches thick, 5-6 inches long
7 sprigs fresh dill
12 cloves garlic, sliced
6 bay leaves
3 hot chili peppers
1 Tsp allspice
½ gallon warm water
Sea salt

Directions:

1. Place 13 cucumbers on the bottom of the jar.
Make sure to arrange them in an organized manner.

2. Over the layer of 13 cucumbers add the following spices:
1 chili pepper, 4 cloves garlic, 2 bay leaves.

3. Repeat this process of layering nine cucumbers and then adding
exactly the same amounts of spices until the jar is almost full.

4. Add 1 Tsp ground allspice.

5. Add warm water and sea-salt in the following manner:
for each cup of warm water add 1 heaping Tsp of sea-salt.

6. When the water is just ½ an inch below the top of the jar
add the sprigs of dill so that they are on top of the cucumbers.

7. Close the jar and put it on a flat plate in a place that gets sun.

8. Wait 3-4 days until the color of the cucumbers turns to khaki green.

9. Enjoy the most delicious cucumbers pickles you will ever eat.

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    ann peeples
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/26 15:50:40 (permalink)
    Sounds great-Thanks!
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    MilwFoodlovers
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/26 16:40:52 (permalink)
    I'm going to make the hot pepper dip. Sounds like something I'd enjoy as a change of pace.
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/26 19:48:06 (permalink)
    Man, this is the best first post (and probably last post) ever! If it's spam, give me more!
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/27 12:37:36 (permalink)
    thanks for sharing your recipe - welcome to roadfood!
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    leethebard
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/27 12:42:20 (permalink)
    Thanks..just in time for summer...and welcome.
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/28 01:16:32 (permalink)
    Please help me. I don't mean to quibble, but if you start with ten cloves of garlic and use five in the bottom layer how can that number be used in every layer? With forty or more cukes won;t you have st least four layers even with thirteen in the bottom? won't you run out of garlic?

    Also, MILW mentions a pepper dip. Is that a typo or has a recipe been edited out?
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    azri
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/28 03:49:05 (permalink)
    Thank you "Born in OKC", I fixed the Ingredients and Directions (12 cloves for 3 layers)

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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/29 20:19:20 (permalink)
    azri,

    Thank you for the clarification. I wish I was smart enough to ask all of my questions at once, but now have a few more.

    (1) After the pickles are ready to eat, how long do they keep when
    they are ready to eat? A month? Three monts?

    (2) Is the climate in Irag such that, in the south anyway,
    cucumbers are grown year around, or are they seasonal?

    (3) I have seen in Middle Eastern stores in Atlanta, pickled
    turnips which I enjoyed. I suppose that the stores were owned
    by Lebanese or Jordanian people. Is there an Iraqi version of
    pickled turnips and if so, can you furnish a recipe for same?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Russ Jackson
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/29 20:51:14 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

    I'm going to make the hot pepper dip. Sounds like something I'd enjoy as a change of pace.


    What was the Hot Pepper Dip MFL?...Russ
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    Mosca
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/30 12:02:35 (permalink)
    Anyone looking for the other recipes, go to the website referenced by azri in the first post.

    Edit; it looks like the link was removed. But, if you google for it you might find it.

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    RubyRose
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/30 12:10:30 (permalink)
    Looks like an excellent pickle recipe. Thank you.
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    azri
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/30 15:43:18 (permalink)
    To "Born in OKC"

    1. About a month

    2. I'm from Israel, but my grandmother is from Iraq, I can tell you that only seasonal cucumbers are good for pickling (Green-house cucumbers are not!)

    3. I don't know of such, My pickled turnip is mixture of a few Middle Eastern styles.
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    Russ Jackson
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/30 15:49:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by azri

    To "Born in OKC"

    1. About a month

    2. I'm from Israel, but my grandmother is from Iraq, I can tell you that only seasonal cucumbers are good for pickling (Green-house cucumbers are not!)

    3. I don't know of such, My pickled turnip is mixture of a few Middle Eastern styles.



    Do you have the Hot Pepper Dip recipe?....Thanks ...Russ
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    MilwFoodlovers
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/30 20:42:27 (permalink)
    Sorry, I haven't checked this thread in the last few days. Russ, thanks for the link. I had just investigated the rest of his site as it seems you have and found the hot sauce recipe. I am puzzled by one thing i.e., what is carnation?
    Ingredients:

    1 sprigs fresh coriander
    2 Tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
    3 Tbsp olive oil
    3 cloves garlic
    1 Tsp salt
    1 Tsp cumin
    1 Tsp carnation
    2-3 fresh green hot peppers

    Directions:

    1. Slice the peppers, onion and coriander into small-medium size pieces.

    2. Put all the ingredients in a blender.

    3. Blend until smooth.

    4. Put the "sechoog" in a dish.

    I'm guessing that it neither Carnation milk as it calls for a teaspoon nor Carnation malt powder as that doesn't fit. Can I substitute sumac? Azri, can you help out again?
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/03/31 07:08:48 (permalink)
    azri, thanks for the additional information and I'd be delighted to see your version of pickled turnips.
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/08/14 20:49:56 (permalink)
    This interested me as a friend serves middle eastern pickles at a party every year, and they are soooo good! I was thinking that the Carnation ingredient might be like rose water, but nothing on line yields information that I could find in a brief search.

    Fortunately, there are a few markets around here where I can buy them already prepared.
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    RE: Iraqi Cucumber Pickles Recipe 2008/09/15 13:24:22 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Born in OKC

    azri, thanks for the additional information and I'd be delighted to see your version of pickled turnips.


    I might try this recipe to make pickled turnips for my falafel on pita sandwiches. I don't care at all for the pickled turnips from the store.
    One additional ingredient would be some beet juice to color the turnips.
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