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Radish seasoning, known regionally as “Acharang Labanos”, is very popular among people who enjoy traditional Filipino cuisine. This traditional sweet and sour condiment from the Philippines is made from radish and is commonly used to spice up an authentic dinner. In a popular variation on the basic recipe, carrots are used alongside radish to add a different flavor. So, if you want to add a touch of zing to your dining pleasure with this delicious seasoning, try the following simple recipe at home.

Makes / Serves: 2 cups
Preparation time: 30 minutes + a few hours of soaking

• White radish: 3 (=13 oz.), peeled and cut into thin round slices
• Carrots: 2; peeled and cut into very thin slices. (Optional)
• Coarse salt: ¾ cup or 3 tablespoons
• Sugar: Fine granulated, 1 ½ cups
• White vinegar or pickle juice: 1 cup

Preparation method:

1) Place the sliced ​​radish in coarse salt (make sure each slice is well covered with salt on both sides) and set aside the soaked radish for a few hours. This will help remove the bitterness from the radish.
2) Wash the slices in water to remove excess salt.
3) Drain all the water and reserve for some time.
4) Meanwhile, mix the sugar and white vinegar in a saucepan and simmer for at least 3 minutes over low heat. Continue stirring until the mixture becomes clear and transparent.
5) Add the salted radish and sliced ​​carrots to the mixture and continue to cook on low heat for at least 5 minutes.
6) Turn off the heat and transfer the radish and carrot pieces to a clean, dry bowl. Cover the pieces with a little vinegar-sugar syrup. The syrup can be substituted for pickle juice.
7) Once the syrup cools, cover the container and put it away. Keep it refrigerated to prevent it from spoiling.
The delicious horseradish seasoning is thus prepared and ready to be served with fried or grilled fish, chicken, meat and barbecue.

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