LACTO-FERMENTATIONThere are several ways to preserve food, these include freezing, drying, pickling and fermenting.
So what is it?
- What about the bad bacteria?
How do you do it?
- Use high quality sea-salt.
Non-chlorinated water, and no fluoride so will need to be filtered water.
Photo: Corinne Mossati of Gourmantic Garden
- Kilner jar or a glass jar with a lid.
- Weights to submerge your ferment.
- BASIC RULE: Brine solution is 2-3% salt.
- 2% brine:1 litre of water needs 20 grams of salt:
- Collect your dry ingredients and add them to a dry sterile fermentation jar.
- Pour in the brine solution to cover the vegetables.
- Add a ceramic weight on top to keep the vegetables below the liquid.
- Burp the jar daily: this releases the gas.
- It will take 2-3 weeks during the summer months.
- Once it's ready, place it in the fridge to slow the ferment process.
Are you a chilli aficionado?
But what do you do with all those chillies other than freeze them?
- Why not make a chilli lacto-fermeneted sauce?