$3.99 Flat Rate Shipping* Click here for details

Lacto-fermented Chilero

Sweet from the carrots, spicy from the hot pepper, this Costa Rican-inspired condiment isn’t quite the spicy hot sauce brand that goes by the same name. But it’s got its own kick and tang that make it a perfect accompaniment to vegetables and meats.


Ingredients:

  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 green bell pepper, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • Water, as needed


Instructions:

  1. Combine grated carrots, onion, peppers, and garlic in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with salt and mix thoroughly. Pound with a Cabbage Crusher or pounding tool to encourage the liquid to come out of the vegetables.
  2. Transfer vegetables to a quart jar and push down firmly. Add water as needed to bring the level to 2 inches above the vegetables
  3. If necessary, weigh vegetables down under the brine to keep them submerged.
  4. Cover the jar with a tight lid, airlock lid, or coffee filter secured with a rubber band.
  5. Culture at room temperature (60-70°F is preferred) until desired flavor is achieved. If using a tight lid, burp daily to release excess pressure.
  6. Once chilero is finsihed culturing, put a tight lid on the jar and move to cold storage.

  

Ready to Learn More?

 

                                                
   
Shredded spiced carrots on white plate with informal table setting


Related Articles

 

Related Products

Fermenting Crocks Fermenting Crocks
Cabbage Crusher  Cabbage Crusher
Fermented: A Four Seasons Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods Fermented: A Four Seasons Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods

Free eBook Library Access & Weekly Newsletter


Sign up today for free access to our entire library of easy to follow eBooks on creating cultured foods at home, including Lacto-Fermentation, Kombucha, Kefir, Yogurt, Sourdough, and Cheesemaking.
  • Library of eBooks for making your own cultured foods
  • Weekly newsletter filled with tips & tricks
  • Expert advice articles, recipes, and how-to videos
  • Join 180,000+ other health-conscious readers
  • We never share your information!
first name last name email address

Updating your cart...

 
Get started today--Save 15%
X
Fermented Vegetable Master: Half-Gallon
$24.99
Wild Fermentation
$24.99
Add to Cart