Chef Matt Dell’s Pickling Liquor

Posted by
The Box Kitchen & Bar
Posted on
31 Oct 2022
Head Chef Matt Dell of The Box Kitchen & Bar is a big fan of preserving foods, and his pickling liquor will help you salvage that veg in the fridge that's just about to turn.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 500 ml Water
  • 350 ml White wine
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 75 g Salt
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 tsp Cardamon Pods
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp White Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Nigella Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds


  • This is a no fuss recipe, just place all of the above into a saucepan, bring to the boil and leave to roll for around 5 minutes, making sure to infuse the aromats into your liqour.
  • However, I always start by preparing my vegetables. Slicing cucumbers thinly or making ribbons from carrots using a potato peeler are always great additions to salads or burgers.
  • Then, simply place what you'd like to pickle into a heatproof vessel, strain the aromats and pour over hot, making sure your vessel is covered in clingfilm or to retain the heat needed to cook vegetables in the pickle juice.
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