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Pickling cucumbers are small and cylindrical, ranging from 5-10 centimeters in length. The outer surface is thin with pale green skin and light colored longitudinal stripes with some rough knobs. The inner flesh is succulent and crisp, snapping upon bending or biting even after canning and preserving. Pickling cucumbers range from mild to acidic depending on the variety and method of preserving.
Pickling cucumbers are available year-round with peak season in the summer.
Pickling cucumbers, botanically classified as Cucumis sativus, are members of the Cucurbitaceae, or gourd family. The term Pickling cucumber is not a single independent variety but encompasses dozens of varieties that are suited for pickling. Pickling cucumber varieties include Gherkin, Cornichon, Kirby, County Fair 83, and the Bush cucumber. Pickling cucumbers are often smaller, remain crisp when preserved, and have thin skins, an essential trait to create a smooth flavor and crunchy texture. The word "pickle" comes from the Dutch word, pekel, which means brine or salt. This description is fitting as brining is one of the most important steps in preserving Pickling cucumbers.
Pickling cucumbers provide vitamin C and healthy bacteria that prevent harmful microbes from growing in the intestines.
Pickling cucumbers are commonly used after preserving in vinegar, water, salt, sugar and a pickling herb spice solution. It is essential to slice the blossom end of the cucumber off before preserving because the blossom end contains enzymes that can over soften the pickle. Pickling cucumbers can be sliced, speared, diced, or whole and they can be eaten straight out of the jar, served with sandwiches and burgers, or blended to make a relish. In addition to pickling, non-bitter varieties can also be used in recipes that call for slicing cucumbers. Pickling cucumbers can be sliced and used as a salad ingredient, minced and used in creamy dressings, or chopped and used in salsas. Pickling cucumbers pair well with mint, dill, cumin, mustard, and fresh cheeses such as feta and cotija. Pickling cucumbers will keep up to a week when fresh and up to a month when preserved in the refrigerator.
Pickling cucumbers have been used since ancient times for beauty, medicinal uses, and for strength in battles, but a more practical use arose out of a necessity to preserve aging crops. The preserving process kept the Pickling cucumbers from growing harmful bacteria and aging, so it could be used and consumed over a long period. Pickling provided families in cold European climates with food during the winter months and added flavor to the bland diet of potatoes and meat. It also provided European explorers food for long voyages and to help prevent scurvy.
Pickling cucumbers have been used for thousands of years and were first documented in the Tigris Valley in India in 2030 BC. The Industrial Revolution then brought about the mass production which allowed Picking cucumbers to become an international staple throughout agricultural and culinary landscapes. Today Pickling cucumbers can be found at farmers markets and specialty grocers in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Communal Coffee||San Diego CA|
|Cucina Sorella||San Diego CA||858-232-7808|
|Edgewater Grill||San Diego CA||619-232-7581|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-206-6352|
|The Rose||San Diego CA||619-572-7671|
|Craft House||San Diego CA||619-948-4458|
|Duke's La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-454-1999|
|Backyard Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-365-5655|
|Cocina Calavera||San Diego CA||213-435-4893|
|C 2 C||San Diego CA||619-972-9345|
|Luce||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|The Tavern Bar||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|InterContinental Vistal Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-501-9400|
|Copper Kings||Oceanside CA||323-810-1662|
|Gaslamp Union Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-795-9463|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|The Wise Ox||San Diego CA||619-851-0672|
|Born & Raised||San Diego CA||858-531-8677|
|Smoking Gun||San Diego CA||619-276-6700|
|The Coal Bunker||Fallbrook CA||619-218-4102|
|Cosecha Gourmet||Poway CA||858-231-0681|
|Beaumont's||San Diego CA||858-459-0474|
|Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe 1||San Diego CA||858-405-2401|
|Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe 2||Poway CA||858-397-2922|
|Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Pali Wine Company||San Diego CA||310-893-0038|
|Ballast Point Restaurant - Miramar||San Diego CA||858-790-6900|
|The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza||Oceanside CA||760-310-1535|
|Mission Ave Bar and Grill||Oceanside CA||760-717-5899|
|Fernside||San Diego CA||619-398-5156|
|Born & Raised (Bar)||San Diego CA||619-550-5412|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Pacific Coast Spirits||Oceanside CA||925-381-5392|
|Starlite Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-358-9766|
|Lady Pirate Products||San Diego CA||619-616-5740|
|Carte Hotel||San Diego CA||619-365-1858|
|Nadolife Production||San Diego CA||619-239-1224|
|The Miller's Table||Oceanside CA||310-694-4091|
|The Bellows||San Marcos CA||619-395-6325|
|Mitch's Seafood||San Diego CA||619-316-7314|
|Iron Pig Alehouse||San Diego CA||619-885-3718|
Recipes that include Pickling Cucumbers. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Southern Bite||Creamy Cucumber Salad|
|This Lil Piglet||Garlic Dill Pickles|
|Umami Girl||Homemade Pickles|
|Let the Baking Begin||Extra Crunchy Naturally Fermented Pickles|
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Queen Anne Farmers Market
Amador FarmsNear Seattle, Washington, United States
4233 Desmarais Rd Zillah WA 98936
About 167 days ago, 9/10/20
Sharer's comments : True to their name these are short, crisp, and perfect for pickling :)
Edmonds Farmers Market
Rest Awhile FarmNear Edmonds, Washington, United States
About 543 days ago, 8/31/19
Sharer's comments : Pickling has had a resurgence and there are a number of ways to be creative with this culinary art!
La Carreta SupermarketsNear Villa Park, California, United States
4637 E Chapman Ave Orange CA 92869
About 606 days ago, 6/30/19
La Reina Market
La Reina Market - East StreetNear Anaheim, California, United States
508 N East Street Anaheim CA 92805
About 613 days ago, 6/22/19
Vista Farmers Market
Smith Farms - Orange CountyNear Vista, California, United States
About 628 days ago, 6/08/19
Zion Market Near San Diego, CA, United States
About 705 days ago, 3/22/19