Plan your meals, build your digital pantry, save recipes, and more!Download Now
Fill medium saucepan half full of water. Bring to boil on high heat. Add garlic cloves. Boil 3 minutes. Drain well and cool slightly. Transfer garlic to clean pint-size canning jar or other heat-safe glass container.
Mix water, vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seed and 1/2 teaspoon of the crushed red pepper in same saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Carefully pour hot liquid over garlic in canning jar. Cover jar with clean metal lid and screw on band. Cool slightly. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
Drain pickling liquid from jar. Add sriracha, thyme and remaining 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Shake well to mix. Store in tightly covered jar in refrigerator up to 1 month. Enjoy Spicy Pickled Garlic on its own or as part of a charcuterie tray, or use to add spicy garlic flavor to stir-fry, sautéed veggies, or other recipes where you’d use fresh garlic.