Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mexican Pickles At Super Grand

Keep your eye on the Mexican goods at the Asian supermarkets because you can find little gems like the pickled vegetables ("verduras curtidas") at the Super Grand in Laurel.

The jar looks distressingly orange, but that is the stain of carrots, not artificial color, according to the ingredient list. Cauliflower, onion, carrots and jalapenos soaked in vinegar and merging their flavors of spice and sweet.

These aren't the delicate Asian pickles that you can make yourself with Yoricho vinegar. These are fiery vegetables that I have enjoyed in small quantities. A small bowl were a side dish with tacos. A few pieces jazzed up a brown-bag lunch. Chopped, they might make a fine relish. It is an exotic taste for about $4 if I remember correctly. And as easy as just pulling them into your cart.

Super Grand definitely has the widest Mexican selection of the Asian supermarkets. But you could look for these as well at Lotte in Ellicott City or H Mart in Catonsville -- or at Lily's Mexican Market in Columbia.

Previously, I have posted about the Asian supermarkets and about "no cook" finds -- specifically at H Mart but probably available at Lotte and Super Grand as well. Or click for the starting page for my "What I Learned" guide to food in Howard County.

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