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I really like giardiniara but have never been satisfied with the jarred store bought brands. Recently on the Food Channel I watched a new show called "Sandwich King". They made Chicago style Italian Beef sandwiches topped with a homemade giardiniara. It looked so good that I had to give it a try, so here it is.
  Sea salt/Table salt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Soaked in brine and brine discarded)
  Diced carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs) (3 medium sized carrots)
  Cauliflower florets 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Jalapenos/Serrano pepper 2 , seeded, diced
  Minced garlic cloves 2
  Celery stalk 1 , diced
  Red bell pepper 1 , dice
  Canola oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Oregano 1 Tablespoon

1)Dissolve the salt in 2 cups of water in a large bowl.
2)To the large bowl gather carrots, celery, cauliflower, jalapenos, garlic, and bell pepper and stir well.
3)Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

4)Drain and rinse the veggies to remove the excess salt then place in a clean bowl.
5)Pour the canola oil in and mix well with oregano.
6)Cover again with plastic wrap and refrigerate for two days then place in a clean air tight jar.
7)It should keep well in the fridge for at least 2 to 3 weeks, that is unless you eat it all within the first week.

8)Serve with your favorite burger or choice of recipes and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

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Italian American
Won't you like to pickle vegetables for sandwiches at home? Sounds interesting, see the video that shares this recipe and use to make Chicago style Italian beef sandwiches. Watch this fantastic video and prepare and store this simple effortless giardiniara for your sandwiches. Give it a try...

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