May 30

Spice Up Your Diet: Easy and Delicious Turmeric Pickled Eggs Recipe

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Welcome food lovers, herb enthusiasts, and curious cooks! Today, we’re diving into the world of pickling with a delightfully tangy and nutrient-packed recipe. What’s on the menu? It’s Turmeric Pickled Eggs! This culinary delight combines the warm, earthy flavors of turmeric, a spice revered for its numerous health benefits and yellow hue, with the quintessential pickled creation – eggs. Bracingly briny, beautifully spiced, and as golden as a summer sunrise, turmeric pickled eggs make a wonderful addition to salads, charcuterie boards or ideal for a quick, nutritious snack.

Ingredients List

For this delectable dish, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 dozen large eggs
  • 4 cups distilled or white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced (optional)

Feel free to add chili peppers or cloves of garlic for extra flavor!

Instructions

  1. First, hard-boil your eggs. Place your eggs in a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Then, turn off the heat and cover the pot. Let the eggs stand for 9-12 minutes.
  2. While your eggs are cooling, prepare your pickling concoction. In a large saucepan, combine vinegar, sea salt, sugar, turmeric, peppercorns, and mustard seeds.
  3. Stir the mixture over medium heat until sugar and salt dissolve entirely.
  4. After your eggs have cooled, peel them. Remember, perfection isn’t the aim; what matters is unveiling those protein-packed orbs waiting inside the shell.
  5. Place the peeled eggs and sliced onions into a large glass jar (or divide them between two smaller jars).
  6. Pour the warm vinegar mixture over the eggs, making sure they are fully submerged. Seal the jar.
  7. Now, the hardest part – let the jar sit in your refrigerator for at least three days before digging in!

Cooking Time & Servings

The actual preparation time is about 30 minutes. But remember, patience is key here. The pickling process takes about three days. This recipe makes about 12 servings – a dozen delightful bites of turmeric infused goodness!

Nutritional Information

As delectable as they are, turmeric pickled eggs also offer a hearty helping of nutrients. Each egg is a protein powerhouse, providing about 6 grams of protein. With Turmeric, you’re adding antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to every bite. Plus, vinegar and peppercorns aid digestion and boost the body’s absorption of turmeric. Though exact amounts can vary, an average turmeric pickled egg typically contains:

  • Calories: 78
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 6g

Tips and Tricks

For a little extra kick, consider adding a chopped chili pepper or two to the jar. If you’re not a fan of strong vinegar, replace with one cup vinegar and three cups of your preferred broth. And, remember, the longer you let them pickle, the more flavorful they’ll be. Patience truly pays in the realm of pickling!

To wrap it up, the flavors of this dish bring…

To wrap it up, the flavors of this dish bring a splash of color and vivacity to your palate. Whether they’re starring in a salad, perched atop a platter, or nestled in your lunchbox, Turmeric Pickled Eggs are worth every spicy, tangy bite. Give them a go, and don’t forget to share your culinary adventures with us. We can’t wait to see your golden creations!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are Turmeric Pickled Eggs spicy?
A: No, turmeric lends an earthy flavor, not heat. If you want a kick, add a chopped chili pepper to your pickling jar.

Q: How long can I keep Turmeric Pickled Eggs in the fridge?
A: If properly sealed in a container, they can last up to 3-4 months in the refrigerator.

Q: Can I use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar?
A: Absolutely! Apple cider vinegar imparts a lovely fruity tang to the eggs.

Q: Can I use a sweetener other than sugar?
A: Yes, honey is an excellent alternative.

Q: What else can I pickle with turmeric?
A: You can try it with cucumbers, carrots, onions, or even cauliflower. The sky’s the limit!

Author

  • Michael Gonzales

    Michael has a diverse set of skills and passions, with a full-time career as an airline pilot and a dedicated focus on health and fitness consulting. He understands the importance of balancing a busy lifestyle with maintaining a healthy mind and body, and is committed to helping others achieve the same success. Michael's expertise in health and fitness is not just limited to physical training, but also extends to nutrition, stress management, and overall wellbeing. He takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, helping clients to achieve their goals in a sustainable and fulfilling way. With a strong desire to inspire and motivate others, Michael is always ready to share his time and knowledge with those who seek his guidance. Whether in the air or on the ground, Michael is dedicated to helping others live their best lives.

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