Atsarang Labong(Picked Bamboo Shoots)

Filipino Style Recipe: Atsara or atcharang labong is another variety of popular Filipino pickle. The primary ingredients is bamboo shoots(labong) then mixed with slices of carrots, bell pepper, ginger, onion, garlic and other vegetables. Raisins, pineapple or ground pepper maybe added to complete the mixture. Placed in airtight jars then refrigerate and serve as side dish for fried or grilled food.

500 grams bamboo shoots(labong), cut into strips
1 large carrots, cut into strips
2 red bell peppers, cut into strips
200 grams green beans, cut into 1 inch diagonally(optional)
1/2 cup raisins
Onion, julienned
2 tablespoons ginger, julienned
1 head garlic, peeled and minced

Picking Solution:
2 cups cane vinegar
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Part 1
1. In a pot, pour water and add bamboo shoots, uncover and bring to boil for 5 minutes or until soften. Drain and let it cool.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, combine pickling solution then bring to boil. Remove from heat.
2. In a large bowl, Combine all the ingredients together with pickling solution then mix well. Let it cool.
3. Pour the mixture into airtight jar then refrigerate for at least 2-3 days before serving.



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