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Smoked spices take pickles to a whole new flavor level, lending a smoky note to the pickling liquid. Smoked curry powder and spices make for unforgettable cucumber and strawberry pickles.
This recipe was developed for the Flavor Forecast: Looking Back to Look Forward.
If a smoker is unavailable, spices can be smoked on the stovetop. Spread 1 cup of fine wood chips in a cast-iron skillet. Heat until chips begin to smoke and reduce heat to low. Spread seasonings in a shallow dish and place over wood chips. Cover skillet and smoke 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to rest until cooled.
If neither option is available, add an additional teaspoon of smoked paprika to impart a smoky note to these pickles.