Umeboshi- Japanese Pickled Plums [Video How-To]
Yield: 1 quart/liter
 
Ingredients
  • 700g (about 1½ lbs.) unripe ume, Japanese plums
  • 2 cups vodka, shoju or other neutrally flavored cheap distilled spirit (at least 80 proof/40% abv)
  • 100g (1/4 lb.) sea salt
  • 100g (1/4 lb.) red shiso (aka perilla) leaves
Instructions
Phase 1: Initial Pickling
Phase 2: Sun Drying
Phase 3: Long Cure
Recipe by Fermenters Club at https://fermentersclub.com/umeboshi/