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Green papaya pickle are very typical in Philippines. It is known as an appetizer, side dish for grilled pork, grilled chicken, fried fish or anything that is fried and grilled. Note: Green papaya are available at most Asian stores.
Below are the ingredients and instructions on how to make this pickle:
1.) Rice vinegar but for me, I used any white distilled vinegar- 4 cups
2.) White sugar-1 1/2 cups
3.) Salt- 3 tablespoons
4.) Garlic cloves- 4 pieces, thinly sliced
5.) Fresh ginger (very important)- 1 to 2 inch piece, peeled, cut into strips
6.) Black pepper- 1 teaspoon, freshly ground
7.) GREEN PAPAYA- about 2 pounds, peeled, seeded and grated
8.) Carrot- 1 large and grated
9.) Red and Yellow peppers- cut in strips, one of each pepper
10.) Red onion- 1 large, cut in half and sliced thinly
1.) In a large nonreactive saucepan, over high heat, combine the vinegar, sugar, 1 Tablespoon of the salt, the garlic, and ginger. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt.
2.) Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the flavors are well combined, 15 to 20 minutes.
3.) Add the ground black pepper. Cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate overnight.
4.) In large nonreactive bowl, toss together the papaya, carrots, peppers, and onion with the remaining 2 tablespoons salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
5.) Line a colander with a double layer of rinsed cheese-cloth. Place the papaya mixture in the coriander and rinse well under running water. Pull up the ends of the cloth and squeeze to remove excess moisture. As Amy suggested “You may need to do this in two batches”.
6.) Transfer the papaya mixture to a bowl and pour enough of the pickling solution over to cover it. (Reserve any excess solution for marinades, dipping sauces, or similar uses.) Achara (papaya pickle) keeps for up to 6 months stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Thank’s to: Asianinamericamag
Throughout the course of our lives, there are various events that take place, and these events help to shape us into the people that we are. One of the memories that many of us have as children is the first time that we were ever allowed to have any kind of sweets. There are those of us who overlook this event as being something that is not that important, but for others, it is one of the best times that they experience in their lives at any given point. As we get older, these kinds of tastes further develop, and it becomes something else for us to enjoy eating.
There are those of us who enjoy eating desert before our meal, and there are others who would see this as a great breach of etiquette. As we become adults, there are many deserts that become our favorites, and remain our favorites for the rest of our lives. One of these deserts is cheesecake. This is a desert has a long history, and there are many different people and places which have influenced its development. There are even those who have taken the desert further and have done different things with it.
Cheesecake is something that was created many years ago, and ever since then, people have gone out of their way to try and perfect it, and also there are those who are trying to improve upon the original ideas and make it better. Sometimes this works effectively, and other times, it does not. Sometimes it is even possible to combine two deserts, and make them into one. You can take pumpkin pie, and this kind of cake, combine them, and make a wonderful desert. In fact, during the holidays, there are restaurants that make these kinds of desert who make large profits every year, because they are so popular.
All deserts are important, but one of the things that makes cheesecake special is the flavor that you get from this desert that you more than likely will not get from too many other kinds of deserts. There are all different kinds of deserts, and anywhere that you go in the world there will be dishes that are very special and important to that particular area. There are also families that have recipes that they have passed down from generation to generation. Chances are there are great recipes out there for those who are looking for them.