Louisiana Green Tomato Pickle (2019 Version) If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

First produced: 
Fermentation time:  20 days
Average fermentation temperature:  25°c
Louisiana Green Tomato Pickle (2019 Version)

Description

This recipe is very similar to the 2018 version. This year we made a few changes based on what was available. The original description is copied below for your reference:

Our 2018 take on the classic southern “Chow Chow” pickle. It turned out twice as good as we’d hoped.

This ferment displays some fantastic savory notes from the presence of amino acids. We’ve been enjoying it in all sorts of places. Our friend Luke calls it the vegan sopressata. Add it to the top of your favourite pizza and you’re in for a flavourbomb!

Make sure you use the brine also. It’s a wonderful compliment to sauteed leafy greens. Just throw some greens in a hot pan with oil,ladle on a few tablespoons of the brineand take it off the heat. Stir the green through (don’t overcook them) and you’ve got yourself a tasty nutritious side to any meal.

Ingredients & Sourcing

  • Green Tomato
    • Proportion of total by weight: 90%
    • Source: Rocky Top Farm 🌿
    • Origin: Penna, TAS
  • Red Onion
    • Proportion of total by weight: 5%
    • Source: Fat Carrot Farm 🍏
    • Origin: Oyster Cove, TAS
  • Garlic
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.8%
    • Source: Golden Valley Farm 🍏
    • Origin: Cygnet, TAS
  • Ginger
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.4%
    • Source: Organic Produce Wholesaler (variable) 🌿
    • Origin: QLD
  • Garlic Scape
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.6%
    • Source: Rocky Top Farm 🌿
    • Origin: Penna, TAS
  • Blackstrap Molasses
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.2%
    • Source: Organic Produce Wholesaler 🌿
    • Origin: Australia
  • Serrano Chilli (Pre Fermented)
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.8%
    • Source: Fat Carrot Farm 🍏
    • Origin: Oyster Cove, TAS
  • Green Coriander Seed
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.1%
    • Source: Fat Carrot Farm 🍏
    • Origin: Oyster Cove, TAS
  • Chipotle Chilli
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.1%
    • Source: Spice Wholesaler 🔮
    • Origin: Penna, TAS
  • Salt
    • Proportion of total by weight: 2.2%
    • Source: Tasman Sea Salt
    • Origin: Swansea, TAS

Legend

🌿 A Certified Organic ingredient.

🌻 A Biodynamic ingredient grown to a Demeter Certification.

🍏 An "organically grown" ingredient. No use chemical of fertilizers or sprays as far as we know. Not certified.

🔮 A conventionally produced ingredient. May contain trace chemicals or pesticides.

👩‍🌾 A wild harvested ingredient. Sustainably harvested. May contain trace chemicals or pesticides.

An ingredient outside the food code and not subject to certification criteria. May contain trace chemicals or pesticides.