Steve made his Steve-a-Rino sandwich the other night and we topped them off with this spicy giardiniera. It was amazing! Steve was really impressed with this and asked that we always have some in the fridge. I don't know if we'll always have it, but it's good stuff and if my husband will eat it, it's a winner for sure!
Source: Jeff Mauro
2 cups water
1/4 cup table salt
3 carrots, small diced
1 cup cauliflower, tiny florets
6 serrano peppers, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk celery, diced small
1 red bell pepper, diced small
2 cups canola oil
1 tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Combine water and salt in a glass bowl and mix until salt is completely dissolved.
Add all vegetables, stir to combine. Cover bowl with plastic and put in refigerator over night.
Drain and rinse veggies. Place in a mason jar (or airtight jar of some sort) and add oil to cover vegetables. Sprinkle oregano and black pepper on top, make sure lid is secure and give a little shake to distribute spices.
Allow mixture to marinate over night. Keeps in refrigerator 2-3 weeks in an airtight jar.