Sunday, April 27, 2014

A - Z Blog Challenge: V


A-Z Blog Challenge: V

Vinegar: 
Derived from the French "vin aigre" meaning sour wine, vinegar is made by bacterial activity that converts fermented liquids (wine, beer, cider) into a weak solution of acetic acid = derived from booze so it has to be good, right! (wink-wink) 

For a easy party starter that is a bit different, Try refreshing, delicious Vinegary Cucumber Roll-ups

Rose's Vinegary Cucumber Roll-ups:  Perfect party starter - easy prep, made in advance, refrigerated

Ingredients:

  • 3 large cucumbers 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Malt brown vinegar 
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1 small onion finely chopped 
Method:
  • Slice the Cucumber thinly Lengthways using a vege peeler, a Mandolin Slicer will make this easier 
  • Sprinkle slices with salt - leave for 30 minutes. 
  • Rinse salt off, place slices between clean cloths or paper towels and press down to get moisture out
  • Place rest of ingredients into a medium bowl to form the Cucumber marinade 
  • Roll up each slice into a tight roll, then apply a tooth pick to hold in place
  • Place then into the marinade, turning at regular intervals to ensure even flavour.
  • Refrigerate  for at least one hour - I make then in advance and get them out when required, so easy.
  • Sprinkle with cracked pepper and serve on a hot summer day - Men love this with cold beer - works with bubbly too Girls!