Anyone who grew up in a Russian/Ukrainian/Belarusian household or maybe had dinner with someone who has may notice something interesting about what’s usually on the dinner table; a wide variety of pickled foods. We’re not just talking about your typical pickle either.
You can find a wide variety of ingredients that have been pickled from the expected ones like cucumbers to unexpected pieces like apples and watermelon. While this may seem odd, pickled fruits are actually a great way to add a unique tang of flavor to almost any meal.
While this may seem a little odd to those who didn’t grow up around this type of menu, it’s actually quite common in a number of countries from Russia to Korea and many more.
In countries like Russia, people would gather fresh produce and pickle them so they could be eaten throughout the harsh winter season. While there are many ways you can preserve food from using vinegar to spices, Russians are known for brining (soaking in salty water) their fruits and vegetables.
Here are some common pickled products you will find in Russian cuisine:
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