Broccoli stems marinating in honeydew brine
Separated, peeled & trimmed broccoli stems.
They are currently marinating in a mixture of honeydew juice, salt, brown sugar, coriander & vinegar. (This could be great with kohlrabi) I used the leftover trimmings to cover and keep the stems submerged in the brine.
Marinating vegetables in fruit juice is an open door to countless possibilities. Revealing a surprising sweetness from something as vegetal as say, a broccoli stem.
Pickling can change the character of a vegetable. Incorporating fruit juice gives it nuance.
Other ideas off the top can be:
Bamboo shoots in pear
Beet stem in rhubarb
Daikon in plum
Carrots in orange/apricot