Filipino Style Recipe: Atsara or atcharang kangkong(pickled water spinach) is another variety of popular Filipino pickle. The primary ingredients is kangkong stems(water spinach stems) 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 kangkong stems, cut into 2-3 inch then steamed
1 large carrots, sliced thinly
2 red bell peppers, sliced thinly
1/2 cup raisins
1 large white onion, julienned
2 tablespoons ginger, chopped
1 head garlic, peeled and sliced thinly
100 grams green beans, cut into 1 inch diagonally(optional)
5 pieces dried crab shells(optional)
2 cups cane vinegar
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. In a saucepan, combine vinegar, ginger, onion, sugar, salt and pepper then bring to boil.
2. Add the remaining ingredients then mix well. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
1. In a large bottle, place the combined vegetables then pour over the vinegar mixture.
2. Seal tight the bottle then refrigerate for at least overnight before serving. Enjoy:)