Brined Green Peppercorns

Brined Green Peppercorns

Total Time: 09h 10m
Hands-on Time: 00h 10m
Makes: 1 serving

Green peppercorns are a staple of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. They can be used whole or chopped, much like capers, to add a new dimension of flavor to salmon, fried rice, eggs, salads, soups, charcuterie plates and more.

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  1. In a medium saucepan, boil water and 4 teaspoons of sea salt. Remove from heat and add dried green peppercorns. Cover and soak peppercorns for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain liquid and reserve 1/2 cup of water. In a 16-ounce glass jar, place remaining 1 teaspoon sea salt, turmeric, garlic, bay leaves and drained peppercorns. Pour 1/2 cup reserved soaking liquid and the lemon juice into jar and fill almost to the top.
  3. Allow to cool for 30 minutes, then refrigerate overnight. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 months.