Other People’s Preserve is my opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the very delicious jams, pickles, and preserves being made by dedicated professional canners. If you spot one of these products in the wild, make sure to scoop up a jar.
This week’s featured preserve is Caulikraut. Made by hand in the Messy Brine kitchen, this tangy and slightly sweet condiment is a cross between a traditional vinegar pickle and a relish. It is bright and would go equally well in an elegant salad or on top of a hot dog. As a dedicated fan of pickled cauliflower, I’m delighted to have this one in my current rotation.
Now. Just a word of warning. For you fermentation fans, do not be misled by the inclusion of the word “kraut” in the title. This is a vinegar-based pickle, not a lacto-fermented one.
Disclosure: The nice folks at Messy Brine sent me this jar to try. However, I only feature the truly delicious and worthy things in this column, so you can trust that the opinions expressed here are heartfelt and entirely mine.