pickling spice-1

This one is good for everything from pickles to corned beef! You can add in as many of the spices as you want, depending on your tastes. For my blend, I used everything.

This recipe is from Amazing Ribs

DIY Pickling Spice
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Serves: 3/4 cup
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 3 inches cinnamon sticks, total length
  • 2 tablespoon dill seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds, any color
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon celery seeds
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons whole allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • Optional
  • 1 tablespoon mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds (or 1 tablespoon pods)
  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries
  • 2 star anise pods
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and store in a tight jar. Try to break up the cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and star anise pods if using. You can also place the larger ingredients in a ziptop bag and smash with a meat pounder to break them up.
  2. This will last, stored in a cool, dark cupboard, for several months.