I've harvested so many chillis this year that I'm going to have to pickle some of them. I've never pickled anything in my life before now. Except, possibly, my brain and liver. (SMH)
One recipe that I found online is Alida Ryder's Easy Quick Pickled Chillis. The title says it all, really, and it amounts to nothing more than chillis in a pickling liquid. Note that well, gentle reader, because it makes the question from one commenter all the more puzzling:
must you add the chilli?
Mike Oxlong, comment on Easy Quick Pickled Chillis, Simply Delicious
Erm, I guess not, Mike, if you just want to make easy quick pickled.
There's always one, isn't there? (rolleyes)
To her credit, Ryder did give a reasonable response,
Well, it’s pickled chillies so they're kind of the star of the dish. Only she knows whether she was muttering
moron! under her breath as she wrote it though.