Canned Pickled Spicy Asparagus

My mother in law and her husband were here for a quick visit this weekend. Earlier this summer, I talked to her about teaching me to can her very delicious spicy asparagus so she brought her equipment and recipe with her. We grabbed 8 lbs of asparagus and spent the afternoon canning. It was much easier than I anticipated and so much fun! My good friend Currié came over to help and my daughter helped too. The hardest part about this recipe is waiting two weeks before trying these asparagus out! Thankfully, I have had her spicy pickled asparagus several times in the past so I can tell you that this recipes is amazing! Thanks for teaching me Fran – it was so much fun being in the kitchen with you!!! xoxo

Wash and rinse canning jars in a sink of hot soapy water or in the dishwasher; keep hot until ready to use.

Sterilize the mouth lids in a saucepan of hot boiling water for a few minutes. Place a few spoons on the bottom of the pan to prevent the mouth lids from touching the bottom of the pan while they boil.

Wash asparagus well, but gently, under running water. Cut stems from the bottom to leave spears with tips that fit into the canning jar with a little less than 1/2 inch headspace. Peel and wash garlic cloves. Place four garlic cloves at the bottom of each jar along with the dill seed. Tightly pack asparagus into jars with the blunt ends down then add one spicy pepper to each jar.

In a large pot, combine water, vinegar, and kosher salt. Bring to a boil.

Ladle boiling hot brine over the spears, leaving ½-inch headspace.

Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a clean paper towel; apply two-piece metal canning lids.

Place the jars into the canner making sure the water just covers the lids then bring to a rapid boil.

Place lid on the canner and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from the canner and place on a towel lined counter to cool. You will hear a popping sound from the jars when they seal. Once they have cooled for a few hours, press your finger in the center of each lid – if it pops then it didn’t seal properly. Place into the refrigerator and eat them up first (after two weeks). If they don’t pop back that means they are sealed. Place the sealed jars into the pantry. Let them sit for two weeks before opening and eating. Enjoy.

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Canned Pickled Spicy Asparagus

Yield: 7 quart sized jars

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

7 quart sized mason jars, cleaned
7 two-piece metal canning lids, sterilized
8 lbs of asparagus, washed and wooden ends removed
28 cloves of garlic - 4 in each jar
7 tbsp dill seed - 1 in each jar
7 cayenne peppers - 1 in each jar
9 cups of water
9 cups of white vinegar
3/4 cup + 1 tbsp kosher salt

Directions:

Wash and rinse canning jars in a sink of hot soapy water or in the dishwasher; keep hot until ready to use.

Sterilize the mouth lids in a saucepan of hot boiling water for a few minutes. Place a few spoons on the bottom of the pan to prevent the mouth lids from touching the bottom of the pan while they boil.

Wash asparagus well, but gently, under running water. Cut stems from the bottom to leave spears with tips that fit into the canning jar with a little less than 1/2 inch headspace. Peel and wash garlic cloves. Place four garlic cloves at the bottom of each jar along with the dill seed. Tightly pack asparagus into jars with the blunt ends down then add one spicy pepper to each jar.

In a large pot, combine water, vinegar, and kosher salt. Bring to a boil. Ladle boiling hot brine over the spears, leaving ½-inch headspace.

Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a clean paper towel; apply two-piece metal canning lids.

Place the jars into the canner making sure the water just covers the lids then bring to a rapid boil. Place lid on the canner and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from the canner and place on a towel lined counter to cool. You will hear a popping sound from the jars when they seal. Once they have cooled for a few hours, press your finger in the center of each lid - if it pops then it didn't seal properly. Place into the refrigerator and eat them up first (after two weeks). If they don't pop back that means they are sealed. Place the sealed jars into the pantry. Let them sit for two weeks before opening and eating. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Fran Pritzl

 

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15 Responses to “Canned Pickled Spicy Asparagus”

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    gloria — August 24, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

    This is an amazing ideaPam ! I love asparagus!

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    Martha — August 25, 2014 @ 4:33 am

    Oh my, would love to taste this! Looks pretty too

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    Sues — August 25, 2014 @ 4:52 am

    Yum, this sounds perfect! I still haven’t tried my hand at canning and really, really want to change that!

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    Maria — August 25, 2014 @ 7:21 am

    I love pickled asparagus but I’ve never made my own!

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    Marjie — August 25, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

    It’s just wonderful that you and your mother in law can cook together, and that she will impart her wisdom to you. I’m sure these will be just wonderful, in addition to being pretty to look at in your pantry. (It’s also good to see your refrigerator covered in magnets and papers, just like mine is.)

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    grace — August 25, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    this is such a great idea! i love picked beans and peppers and carrots, but i’ve never tried asparagus. lovely and fun post. :)

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    Catherine — August 25, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

    Wonderful. I bet these are delicious! Blessings, Catherine

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    Jovina Coughlin — August 25, 2014 @ 3:53 pm

    I never had pickled asparagus. How very interesting. Definitely one to try.

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — August 25, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

    How fun to learn a family recipe. This sounds so good and I was just at the market today and saw asparagus at a super price. That doesn’t usually happen at this time of the year.

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    pam (Sidewalk Shoes) — August 25, 2014 @ 4:45 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’m going to have to try this in the spring!

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    Kris — August 25, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    Oh my gosh Pam, I am so glad I read back to see this!!! I have recently done my first canning too! I loved it. I so want to make these!! What type of pepper is that? Oh these sound soooo good! Isn’t canning fun!?
    xo Kris

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 26, 2014 @ 3:58 am

    The family recipes are usually the best! Those canned asparagus must be really great.

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    Susan — August 26, 2014 @ 5:47 am

    Thank you for posting this. Have been looking for a tried and true recipe for the pickled asparagus for some time.

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    Joanne — August 29, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

    I registered for lots of canning equipment so I will definitely be bookmarking and making this recipe in the future! Oh to have spicy asparagus YEAR ROUND. Mmm.

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    Chris — August 30, 2014 @ 6:51 am

    Ha, I always thought you look like you could be Alexis’ younger sister and that picture of the three of you only reinforces that since she always has a pair of glasses on her head like that. Too funny.
    I need to try more canning but I’m irrationally afraid I’ll kill someone with botulism. I know it’s just a process but something about it makes me wary to do it myself.

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