If you are excited about all of this pepper information, here is the best pepper-pickling recipe I know.
Using fresh, TAM Mild Jalapeno peppers, blanch peppers for 3 minutes in boiling water. To prevent collapsing, puncture each pepper. Pack the blanched peppers into a pint jar, and before they cool, add the following ingredients:
1/2 medium-sized garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon onion flakes
1 bayleaf, small or large
1/8 teaspoon ground oregano
1/8 teaspoon thyme leaf (not seed)
1/8 teaspoon marojam
2 tablespoon vegetable oil (can also use olive, refined sesame or
Cover with a boiling brine solution made up of the following ingredients, mixed together:
2-1/2 pints vinegar (5%)
2-1/2 pints water
3 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons salt
Close the containers and process 10 minutes in boiling water, then let
Note: Jalapenos must be hot when brine solution is added. The addition of carrot slices adds color to the jars of pickled jalapenos.