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AMPALAYA LABANOS ATCHARA

This is one of my favorite pickle specially when served as a side dish to any kind of barbeques or grilled meat or seafood.


Ingredients:
1/2 lb. ampalaya (bitter melon), julienne
 3-4 pieces radish, sliced thin
1 small red bell pepper, julienne
1 thumb size ginger, sliced thin
3 cloves of garlic, sliced thin
1/2 teaspoon whole pepper corn
1 cup datu puti vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt


Cooking Direction:
Mix vinegar, sugar and salt in a sauce pan. Taste test for desired sweet and sour taste. Remember you can always add more salt or sugar.Bring to a quick boil and remove from heat. Allow to cool.

Mix ampalaya, radish, bell pepper, pepper corn, ginger and garlic in a bowl and toss well.

Pour the vinegar mixture over the vegetables. Toss well. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

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