[Sca-cooks] Pickles

Christiane christianetrue at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 18 14:04:22 PDT 2008

Every year my aunt makes up a mixed relish thing called "saladura" (I think the word itself is Spanish for "salted," but the recipe she uses comes from her Sicilian mother-in-law or my great-grandmother). 

As far as I can figure out, it's cooked green tomatoes, some hot green cherry peppers, cooked garlic, cooked celery, and capers picked in salt and vinegar and sealed in jars with a layer of olive oil. Sometimes there are olives. There is no eggplant. I assume it's a variation of a caponata, but there is no, and I mean absolutely no, sugar in it. It is salty-riffic. It's best eaten with fresh (low salt) mozzarella and fresh bread. Be prepared to drink a gallon of water afterwards. But it's so good!

I am going to ask her for the recipe. But it's definitely not for those on a low-sodium diet.


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