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