Throw some Pickles on the grill! Why grill the pickles? That bit of heat concentrates some of the natural sugars in the cukes and the slight char adds a subtle smokiness to the final product. Try these tasty sweet & spicy grilled Pickles!
10 small cucumbers (Kirby or Persian) about 4-5 inches each, cut in half lengthwise
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
6 springs fresh dill
3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
3 teaspoons red pepper flakes (see notes)
1 1/4 cup white vinegar
1 1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp salt
Preheat the grill and build a charcoal fire for direct grilling.
In a saucepan, combine the pickling liquid ingredients and cook, stirring often, over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and the liquid is clear. Remove the liquid from the heat and light cool slightly.
Wash cucumbers well with cold water. Trim the blossom stems and grill the cucumbers over direct heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or just long enough to mark each side.
Grill the onions for 5-7 minutes on each side or until the onions have softened and are marked.
Remove the cucumbers and onions from the grill and set aside to cool.
Divide the cucumbers, onions, dill, garlic and pepper flakes evenly and place in three sterilized canning jars. Fill each jar tot he top with the pickling liquid mixture and seal tightly. Cool to room temperature before refrigerating.
Photo & recipe shared from: http://www.nibblemethis.com/2012/11/grilled-sweet-and-spicy-pickles.html