Pickled green tomatoes
Pomodorini verdi sott’aceto
Pickled green tomatoes are a relish that can be prepared in hundreds of different ways, and I normally make it with dill, bay leaves, cloves and peperoncini. Yet I’d heard they should be quite good with “sweet” spices like cinnamon and vanilla, and couldn’t resist trying. And they are divine – sour, sweet and spicy.
The cake ingredients highlight the inherent sweetness in the unripe tomatoes, but it is still a sour pickle that works wonders with cured cold cuts, steaming dark stews and mature cheese. A refreshing counterpoint to classic wintry food.