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Bourbon-Pickled Jalapeños

This recipe was originally featured in chef Edward Lee’s cookbook Smoke & Pickles. We tried it out for our cookbook club.

1 pound jalapeño peppers

1¼ cups distilled white vinegar

1 cup bourbon

½ cup honey

2 teaspoons coriander seeds

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds

2 bay leaves

1. Wearing disposable gloves, slice the jalapeño peppers into ¼-inch-thick rounds. Transfer to a jar.

2. Combine the vinegar, bourbon, honey, coriander seeds, salt, mustard seeds, and bay leaves in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Pour the hot liquid over the peppers, seal the jar with a tight-fitting lid, let cool to room temperature, and refrigerate. The peppers will be ready in 3 days, and they will keep for up to 2 weeks.