Quick Pickled Chilies and Garlic Recipe

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Quick-pickled garlic and chilies are a great condiment for punching up the flavor of Asian soups, noodles, stir-fries, and salads.

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Total: 0 mins
Makes: 1/2 cup

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  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 24 medium cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 4 to 6 small red Thai chilies, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Combine vinegar, garlic, chilies, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring, and cook for 30 seconds. Transfer to a heat-proof container and let cool completely. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 6 months