All-Purpose, Foolproof Pickle Brine

You're going to want to pickle EVERYTHING after trying Alex Guarnaschelli's all-purpose and foolproof brine! ??
Prep Time: 7 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clove garlic, lightly crushed
  • 1 cup vegetables, such as green beans, cucumber slices or radish wedges
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a simmer over medium heat with the vinegar, sugar, salt, coriander, allspice, bay leaf, cinnamon and garlic. Take off the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the warm liquid over the vegetables or fruit and let it cool at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate. Store, covered, in the refrigerator, for 2 to 3 weeks.