Fermented Asparagus with Garlic and Thyme
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Serves: 1 Quart
  • 2 Bunches of Asparagus
  • 3-5 Peeled Garlic Cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of Peppercorns
  • 1-5 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme (depending on taste)
For the 2% Brine Solution
Make the Brine
  1. Add all of the salt to one quart of filtered water.
  2. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
Stuff That Jar, Baby!
  1. Trim the ends of the asparagus to fit into your quart wide-mouth mason jar.
  2. Add to jar (spear head down). Pack them baby's in tight!. While packing don't forget to add your fresh thyme! Yep- pack that thyme in with the asparagus spears.
  3. Add garlic cloves and peppercorns on top of the asparagus spears.
  4. Add weights from the Fermentools kit (this keeps the food submerged in the brine)
  5. Fill jar with brine.
  6. Assemble your Fermentools kit for the jar (pictures included with the kit- and it's super easy!).
  7. Store in a cool/dark place (we use the cabinet) for at least 7 days- up to 30 days.
This is the amount of salt for this type of salt only. Using a different kind of salt (like Sea Salt) will yield a different amount (usually 1 Tablespoon per quart of water).

Must be chlorine free water (preferably fluoride free too).
Recipe by The Easy Homestead at https://www.theeasyhomestead.com/fermented-asparagus/