LINIE-pickled cucumbers with anise

LINIE-pickled cucumbers with anise

0 h 30 min

Let's make LINIE-pickled cucumbers and beets. With a bit of LINIE in the pickling juice, these classic pickled vegetables acquire an extra depth and spiced flavor. It's the kind of small addition that makes a big difference and elevates traditional Danish dishes. The LINIE-pickled cucumbers and beets are delicious when they accompany everything from open-faced sandwiches to roasts and are sure to delight your dinner table.

Fun fact Did you know that LINIE Aquavit's unique aging process has been passed down through generations, preserving the heritage and authenticity of this beloved Norwegian spirit?


Pickling juice

  • 300 ml white vinegar

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 2 star anise

  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds

  • 50 ml LINIE Aquavit Original

  • Salt and pepper

  • 250 g sugar

LINIE pickled cucumbers

  • 1 cucumber — sliced into thick slices (about 0.2 inches)

  • 2 tbsp salt

  • 1 tbsp sugar

LINIE pickled beetroots

  • 400 g beetroots

Preparation steps

    Pickling juice

    1. Bring vinegar and spices to a boil, then add sugar.

    2. Allow the juice to cool.

    LINIE pickled cucumbers

    1. Toss the sliced cucumbers with salt and sugar.

    2. Let them sit for 1 hour to release their liquid.

    3. Squeeze the cucumbers until no more liquid comes out.

    4. Place them in a preserving jar, covering them with the pickling juice.

    5. Ideally, prepare this a few days in advance.

    LINIE pickled beetroots

    1. Boil the beetroots in plenty of water until they are tender, then remove the skin.

    2. Cut the cooked beetroots into bite-sized pieces and place them in a preserving jar,  covering them with the pickling juice.

    3. Ideally, prepare this a few days in advance.

Serve with a glass of LINIE In addition to being a classic, high-quality aquavit, LINIE is also great for food pairing. What sets LINIE apart is its distinctive aging process. During maturation, it develops a natural sweetness and spiciness that makes it perfect for accompanying a variety of dishes. LINIE acts as a flavor enhancer, creating a harmonious balance between both food and aquavit.

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