What do you pickle when you've pickled just about everything else? Why not fennel, in a bold brine infused with spicy ginger and citrusy orange zest?
That's what veteran pickler Bradley Bennett of Pacific Pickle Works did with these intriguing pickles he calls "Fenn Shui" (oh, how we love a good pun). Each crunchy-soft crescent of fennel root delivers a surprising burst of spiciness undercut by a subtle sweet flavor, and accented by ginger and orange to make a snack that's unique, exotic and familiar all at once.
Tip of the Tongue
For a verrrrry gourmet burger, top grilled ground-beef patties with melty gruyere, then pile on the Fenn Shui pickled fennel and sandwich in a brioche bun.
Fennel root, water, natural rice vinegar, distilled vinegar, sugar, salt, ginger, chiles, orange zest. Comes in a 16 oz jar.