Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish from Mother Nourish

I discovered Mother Nourish on Instagram a few months ago and fell in love with her feed. She has a different cooking style than I do, that I would love to get in the habit of practicing! From what I’ve gathered from her posts, each week she ferments, soaks, and sprouts various foods with no exact plan for her meals. She then throws things together to make “Abundance Bowls,” top salads, serve with meat, etc. She integrates traditionally prepared food into every meal in a seemingly effortless way. 

And, to make it even better, the recipes and flavor combos she comes up with sound AMAZING. Pomegranate Coconut Sugar Cinnamon Vanilla second fermented kombucha? Yes, please! I’ve been drooling over her feed for awhile, and finally got round to trying a recipe yesterday!

Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com

She posted several weeks ago about this recipe – Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish with fresh ginger and turmeric. I’ve been waiting for pineapple to be a good price at Natural Grocers ever since!

Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com

Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com

adding the fennel fronds, grated turmeric, grated ginger, and torn mint

I did all the prep work while Andrew helped Emery clean her room. When she was all done, I called her in to help. She filled the jar with the mixture:

Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com

She added the whey, mixed and poured in the brine, and added our “glass weight” to keep the ferment under water.

Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com

 

 

Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish
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Total Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 TB fresh torn mint
  2. 3 cups diced pineapple
  3. 1 cup rough chopped fennel (white part)
  4. 1/4 cup torn greens from fennel
  5. 1 inch fresh grated turmeric (large holes on grater)
  6. 2 TB zested ginger
  7. 1/2 cup raw whey
  8. salt water brine [1 tsp salt/2 cups water].
Instructions
  1. Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Fill 1 liter Fido jar.
  3. Cover with whey and brine (add more than 2 cups if needed. Also, if the ferment soaks up all of the liquid, just make more brine and top it off.)
  4. Cover with a glass weight to keep it from floating to the top and leave it on the counter for 3 days. If you seal it air tight, be sure to burp it 2-4 times a day to avoid an explosion.
  5. Transfer to the fridge, making sure it's sealed air tight.
Notes
  1. Should last at least 6 months. If a ferment is no longer good to eat, you will know it! Trust your nose - if it smells and looks fine, you're good to go!
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I snuck a bite before Emery filled the jar and it tasted amazing -can’t wait to taste it fermented! I plan to serve it with sautéed shrimp and a sprouted mung bean salad later in the week! I’ll try to remember to share a photo or two!

Fermented Mint Pineapple Fennel Relish by Mother Nourish, at RealFoodwithKids.com

ready for the glass weight

Who are your favorite real food foodies to follow? And please share your favorite fermented recipes – I’d love to try them!