Fermented Parsnips with Lemon, Ginger & Peppercorns (vegan, paleo, keto)

Fermented Parsnips with Lemon, Ginger & Peppercorns (vegan, paleo, keto)

You can do this with 2 quart masons or a 2 Liter swing top and some fermenting lids and weights. I have taken to pouring a bit of avocado or olive oil on top of my vegetables to help keep out the bacteria.

The flavor is delicate and void of the bitterness I usually find in parsnips. I like them regardless but fermenting makes them palatable to even the worst parsnip critics. Like say, my husband and children.

For this recipe I used a 2 quart pickle jar.

Ingredients: 

  • 8-9 parsnips – enough to fill a 2 liter sanitized jar or whatever jar you are using.
  • 1/2 a lemon, sliced
  • 1-2″ piece of fresh ginger, pureed
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Tbsp peppercorns
  • 2-3 sage leaves or 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1-2 sprigs parsley or 2 tsp dried parsley
  • Course pink salt

Equipment: 

Method: 

  1. Lay all your tools on a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat
  2. in the oven and heat to 180°F to sanitize everything.
  3. Peel, rinse and chop your carrots either into sticks or rounds to desired thickness (we did both because littles were helping)
  4. Fill your sanitized jar with washed, unpeeled and sliced parsnips (if not organic, peel and rinse them) leaving a couple inches room at the top.
  5. Dissolve 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons pink salt per 2 cups non-chlorinated water and pour over the top, repeating until all your veg is covered. (I added the borrowed ferment liquid to top mine off)
  6. Insert sanitized jar or fermenting weight to keep vegetables submerged. Close lid. If you do not have fermenting or swing lids, cover with a towel to keep bacteria out. 
  7. Wait 2-7 days, depending on your taste. 
  8. Save the brine for other ferments!

 

Fermented Parsnips with Lemon, Ginger & Peppercorns

Brenna May
Delicate flavor and void of the bitterness usually found in parsnips. Tangy with a hint of lemon.
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British, Scandinavian
Servings 4 quarts

Equipment

  • 2 Quart glass jar, sanitized
  • Fermenting weight or small jar, sanitized

Ingredients
  

  • 8-9 parsnips - enough to fill a 2 liter sanitized jar or whatever jar you are using.
  • 1/2 a lemon sliced
  • 1-2 " piece of fresh ginger pureed
  • 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp peppercorns
  • 2-3 sage leaves or 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1-2 sprigs parsley or 2 tsp dried parsley
  • Course pink salt

Instructions
 

  • Lay all your tools on a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat
  • in the oven and heat to 180°F to sanitize everything.
  • Peel, rinse and chop your carrots either into sticks or rounds to desired thickness (we did both because littles were helping)
  • Fill your sanitized jar with washed, unpeeled and sliced parsnips (if not organic, peel and rinse them) leaving a couple inches room at the top.
  • Dissolve 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons pink salt per 2 cups non-chlorinated water and pour over the top, repeating until all your veg is covered. (I added the borrowed ferment liquid to top mine off)
  • Insert sanitized jar or fermenting weight to keep vegetables submerged. Close lid. If you do not have fermenting or swing lids, cover with a towel to keep bacteria out.
  • Wait 2-7 days, depending on your taste.
  • Save the brine for other ferments!
Keyword cultured food, parsnips

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