Ajo Dulce (Pickled Sweet Garlic)

    Ajo Dulce (Pickled Sweet Garlic)
    Nathan Rawlinson

    This Ajo Dulce recipe makes a sweet and sour pickled garlic that's the perfect addition to any charcuterie board. 

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    garlic, cloves peeled
    1 3/4
    granulated sugar
    kosher salt
    water and apple cider vinegar, as needed
    Step 1
    Place the garlic in a jar or container that just holds them and cover with water. Retain the garlic in the jar and pour the water into a measuring cup. Note the amount. Discard half the water and add an equal quantity of the vinegar. Set aside.
    Step 2
    In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, place the sugar and 1 tablespoon of the water. Do not stir; instead, swirl the pan lightly and heat the mixture for 4 to 6 minutes until a light amber caramel forms.
    Step 3
    Add the garlic cloves and salt to the saucepan and stir to coat the garlic with the caramel. Cook for 2 minutes, until the caramel turns slightly darker.
    Step 4
    Add the reserved water and vinegar mixture to the saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the liquid reduces to a syrupy consistency and the garlic is soft. Taste the pickling liquid and reseason as necessary. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.
    Step 5
    Transfer the mixture to a large food-safe plastic container. Weigh down the garlic cloves as needed to keep them submerged in the liquid. Seal the container. Store in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 days or until pickled. Serve cold.

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    30 mins
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    30 mins
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