Pickled

Pickled

Jocelyn Filley

Americans may consume more than 2.5 billion pounds of pickles each year, but there’s no way they can compete with the range of our Vineyard brines.

1. BREAD & BUTTER PICKLES
Your craft beers deserve more than just peanuts. Upgrade with sweet B&B pickles from 20bynine’s bar menu in Oak Bluffs. $4

2. 3. PICKLED LITTLENECKS
These tasty pickled clams from Isola in Edgartown are prepared two ways: raw, with fennel, chilis, and hot apple cider vinegar, and steamed, with fennel, basil, and red wine vinegar. Both are served bruschetta-style on the bar menu. $3

4. 5. TOGARASHI PICKLES, PICKLED MANGO SALSA
Pickles seasoned with togarashi (a Japanese spice mixture that includes dried chili peppers and orange peel) can be found in the pork bánh mì on the Copper Wok menu. While you’re there, ask about the pickled mango salsa frequently topping grilled fish specials. $12

6. FRIED PICKLES
A southern favorite from Smoke‘n Bones in Oak Bluffs, these classic dill pickles are deep fried and served with BBQ ranch dressing. $5.95

7. PICKLED BEETS
Bored with your beet salad? Seek your inspiration anew in the pickled beets from Black Sheep in Edgartown. $12/pound

8. 9. DILL-Y BEANS, PICKLED RED PEPPERS
Pick up a pickled pepper, and some dill-y beans too, at the Scottish Bakehouse in West Tisbury. $9

10. 11. 12. PICKLED JALAPEÑOS, PEACHES, WATERMELON RIND
Sour and slightly spicy, the pickled jalapeños are a perfect add-on to the beef burger at the Chilmark Tavern. Pickled peaches are rumored to be on the menu soon, but look out for the debut of pickled watermelon rind, served atop a duck confit with local watercress. Market Price

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. PICKLED BLUEBERRIES, SEA BEANS, OKRA, CARROTS, GREEN BEANS
Pickling’s not just for spears. Try something a little different with the cured fish board at The Sweet Life in Oak Bluffs. The pickled things change daily, which might make the surprise even sweeter. $18

18. GARLIC DILL PICKLES
When you want your pickles low-maintenance and high-flavor, look no further than State Road’s dinner menu. They serve house-made garlic dill pickles on their wood-grilled sirloin burger. $20

19. LACTO-FERMENTED PICKLES
House-cured probiotics, these pickles are made using local cucumbers, sea salt, water, herbs and spices. Buy them by the jar at 7a Foods in West Tisbury. $10

20. GARLIC PICKLES WITH RED PEPPERS
Rock Pond Free Range—the guys that design kitchens and cook in them, too—sell their garlicky kosher dills at Fiddlehead farm. $11

21. PICKLED RED ONIONS
A tangy-sweet accompaniment to any summer salad or sandwich. Grab a jar of these pretty-and-pink pickled red onions at Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown. $3.95