A while ago, I ate a charcuterie board that had, among other things, a strange pickled vegetable that I had never seen before and have not heard of since.
I say vegetable but it was probably a fruit.
- It was green and round, only a bit larger than a nickel.
- The pickle came with a thin hard stem attached to it, like a green bean's stem, only longer and thinner. I'd say it was about 2 inches and attached to the fruit with a very small cap (or calyx according to Wikipedia)
- It had large hard seeds inside it, I think there were 8 in there. They reminded me of guava seeds.
- It had lighter green striations running across parallel from the stem.
- The taste was hard to describe. Vegetal like kale and sweet like a sweet pickle. It was pickled so I don't know how much of that taste was inherent in the plant and how much was the pickle.
Does anyone know what kind of pickle I ate?