Thursday, August 18, 2016

watermelon rind pickles

Untitled A friend on Instagram, uploaded a photo of watermelon rind pickles.

It sounded so easy that I had to try.

She didn't give measurements, so I ad-libbed...here's what I did...

rind of less than 1/8 of watermelon
1/2 tablespoon Hawaiian salt (coarse salt if you don't have Hawaiian salt)

Cut the green part off
Slice into 1/2 inch matchsticks
Sprinkle the salt
Massage and leave for a couple of hours
Rinse before eating

making watermelon rind pickles for first time, hope it comes out tasty! thanks @kabocha808 for telling me how❤︎  #watermelonrindpickles #osaka #japan A lot of recipes online involve cooking the rind, but I like this version because there is no cooking involved.

Perfect for summer!

NOTES: After rinsing, this was still quite salty, so I would cut back the amount of salt to a teaspoon.

Also, I think leaving a little "red" makes it more photogenic.

This was super crunchy and tastes like cucumbers.

I'm making this again.

super crunchy❤︎thanks again @kabocha808 ☆cut the green part off ☆sprinkle hawaiian salt ☆let sit a couple of hours ☆rinse salt off before eating ☆super easy & ono(delicious)  #watermelonrindpickles #osaka #japan

5 comments:

KirkK said...

Nice.....I've been thinking of making something similar since the Missus plows thru watermelon like a machine.

tofugirl said...

So cool. I didn't know you could make these pickles without cooking them. Last summer I collected a whole bag of watermelon rinds that I was planning to pickle...and then eventually they turned slimy. Whoops! Maybe I will try with your non-cooking method :)

Teri K said...

I'm glad you were able to make it and that you liked it. Sorry, I didn't have an exact recipe, but happy that you figured it out. My Mom often did not cook using a recipe. It was usually "oyoso" (approximate) measurements. Have a great weekend.

jalna said...

Wow, so different.

K and S said...

hope you like this Kirk!

hope you like this too tofugirl!

Thanks again, Teri! no worries about the measurements, I appreciate you sharing this with me :)

Different but ono, Jalna!

Take care everyone!
Kat