1 lb bag $6.55
Pickling spice is a combination of herbs, spices and seeds that have been combined to produce the sweet-hot notes of classic pickled foods. The flavors in our spice mixture are complex thanks to our unique blend with bright dill seed, savory Bay leaves, earthy ginger and other warm spices. It’s normal to first think of a jarred pickle when you hear the words “pickling spice,” but this seasoning actually has a much wider use than simply adding flavor to everyone’s favorite sandwich companion.
Mount Hope’s’ pickling spice blend is a salt-free mix that packs a punch. Use it in a brine to season meats and poultry before roasting or grilling. The ingredients in our blend are perfect for slow-cooked dishes such as soups and stews and braised meats like beef brisket or pot roast. It’s also a delicious match for venison, duck and other wild meats. Stewed fruits are often made with pickling spices, the combination of herbs and spices complements the deep, jam-like flavors of dried fruit. It also makes a delicious seasoning base in marinades for lighter foods such as chicken, fish and vegetables. Try marinating fresh mushrooms with a combination of this herb blend, oil and vinegar for a unique and delicious appetizer.
When making canned pickles, it’s traditional to let the loose spices float around in the pickling fluid, but that’s not always desirable when using hard spices in meal preparation. Instead, tie the desired amount of spices into a square of cheesecloth, and place that in the pan with whatever you’re preparing. When cooking time is up, you can easily remove the bundle from the food without leaving behind bits of unwanted leaves and seeds.
Our pickling spice is available in in 1 pound packages with bulk wholesale pricing.