Louisiana Green Tomato Pickle Our favourite recipe from the Summer of 2017–18

First produced: 
Fermentation time:  days
Average fermentation temperature:  21°c
Louisiana Green Tomato Pickle

Description

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: 81.5%
    • Source: Rocky Top Farm 🌿
    • Origin: Penna, TAS
  • Radish
    • Proportion of total by weight: 7.8%
    • Source: Golden Valley Farm 🍏
    • Origin: Cygnet, TAS
  • White Onion
    • Proportion of total by weight: 5.625%
    • Source: Produce Wholesaler 🔮
    • Origin: Australia
  • Garlic
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.85%
    • Source: Golden Valley Farm 🍏
    • Origin: Cygnet, TAS
  • Ginger
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.35%
    • Source: Organic Produce Wholesaler (variable) 🌿
    • Origin: QLD
  • Garlic Scape
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.5%
    • Source: Rocky Top Farm 🌿
    • Origin: Penna, TAS
  • Blackstrap Molasses
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.2%
    • Source: Organic Produce Wholesaler 🌿
    • Origin: Australia
  • White Rice (as Koji)
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.35%
    • Source: Slater Farms 🌿
    • Origin: NSW
  • Aspergillus Oryzae (Koji spore)
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.015%
    • Source: Gem Cultures 🔮
    • Origin: USA
  • Serrano Chilli
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.1%
    • Source: Fat Carrot Farm 🍏
    • Origin: Oyster Cove, TAS
  • Coriander Seed
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.09%
    • Source: Spice Wholesaler (variable) 🌿
    • Origin: variable (overseas)
  • Chili Flake
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.06%
    • Source: Spice Wholesaler 🌿
    • Origin: Sri Lanka
  • Chipotle Chilli
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.06%
    • Source: Spice Wholesaler 🔮
    • Origin: Penna, TAS
  • Salt
    • Proportion of total by weight: 2.5%
    • 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.