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Smoked Whole Pickles

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Whole Pickles

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

1

Hours

Serves

8 - 12

People

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What's this?

A smoked garlic and spice mix make these pickles some of the best you’ve ever tasted. Serve them alongside (or inside) burgers and sandwiches for a smoky crunch.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup kosher salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Peppercorns, pink

  • 1 Teaspoon black peppercorn

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon celery seed

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon coriander seeds

  • 1 Teaspoon mustard seeds

  • 8 Clove garlic, peeled

  • 1 Quart water

  • 1/2 Quart white vinegar

  • 1/4 Cup sugar

  • 3 Tablespoon Traeger Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy Rub

  • 1 Bunch Dill Weed, fresh

  • 12 Small Persian Cucumbers

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to the 180 F and preheat, lid closed for 5 minutes.
  • 2

    On a baking sheet, combine the Kosher salt, peppercorns, celery seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and garlic cloves.
  • 3

    Place baking sheet directly on the grill grate and smoke for approximately 90 minutes, stirring spices occasionally.
  • 4

    Place water and vinegar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and add the smoked spices, sugar and summer shandy rub. Stir well until the salt dissolves and add fresh dill.
  • 5

    Place the cucumbers in a plastic container. Pour hot brine over cucumbers covering completely. Let cool and then cover and refrigerate.
  • 6

    The pickles will be ready in a few hours but are better after 24 hours. Enjoy!