Source of Recipe
Pikliz, or pickled scotch bonnet peppers, is used to give flavor to many
dishes. It is also placed on the table at mealtime so that you can sprinkle
as much as you want over your food. Every Haitian kitchen has pikliz in the
cupboard or refrigerator. In many of the recipes only the vinegar of this
pikliz is used, whereas in others the carrots, cabbage and onions are used
(simply referred to as pikliz in ingredient list).
List of Ingredients
6 Scotch bonnet peppers
2 cups thinly sliced or shredded cabbage
1/2 cup thinly sliced or shredded carrots
1/4 cup thinly sliced or shredded onion
1/4 cup green peas (frozen)
4 whole cloves
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
8 to 10 peppercorns
3 cups vinegar
Snip off the stem of the peppers, cut each into 4 pieces, and keep the seeds.
Place hot peppers, cabbage, carrots, onion, green peas, cloves, salt,and peppercorns in a quart-size jar, then add the vinegar.
Close jar tightly and let sit at least 24-48 hours before using.
Once you commence using it, store in the refrigerator. It lasts for months.