Oriental Vinegar

posted by Sue Freeman 08-28-98 10:26 AM

Oriental Vinegar

Recipe By : Homemade in the Kitchen
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Oils, Vinegars, & Condiments

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups rice wine vinegar
6 black whole peppercorns
1 chunk peeled fresh ginger (about 1 1/2 x 3/4 x 3/8 inch)
1 thin 1-inch strip lemon zest
1 (14- to 15- inch stalk lemon grass

Combine the vinegar, peppercorns, ginger, and lemon zest in a clean and dry 16-oz. bottle. Trim the bottom of lemon grass, remove the outer leaf, and cut it in half crosswise. Add the lemon grass to the bottle.

Seal with a cork and steep for 1 week. The vinegar should be ready to use immediately after steeping, with a shelf life of at least 1 year.

YIELD: 2 cups

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