I was planning to share a recipe for pickled veggies, but I couldn’t find the English name for one of the vegetables from cucumber family. We call it ‘acur’ in Turkish, but what is it in English? After searching for the English name of acur on the internet, I decided to ask it to my facebook friends, and they suggested some names by looking at its photo taken at bazaar. Would like to thank them all for helping me kindly! Re-searching on the names suggested, I decided on Armenian cucumber. I found out that it is also called Asian cucumber, but not as common.
Pickled veggies are one of the most loved side dishes in Turkish cuisine. We love to combine pickles with almost all dishes, but the most preferred companions of pickles are beans and kisir.
Fall is the ideal season for pickling. You can see various veggies sold at bazaar to be pickled in this season. Some of these are armenian cucumbers, cucumbers in all sizes, green tomatoes, peppers of all kinds, unripe melons, cabbage and green beans.
Pickling is another preparation for Winter, we make lots of jars in Fall and start eating in Winter. Well, starting in Winter is the purpose behind pickling, but nobody can wait it! We’ve already finished 2 jars! You don’t need to wait longer than 15 days if you are as impatient as we are!