Monday, November 17, 2014

Bird's Eye Chili | Homemade Sweet & Spiced Vinegar

How are you familiar with bird's eye chili? They are commonly found in Southeast Asia. Hey, I have a healthy one growing  in my front door! 
Bird's eye chili can also be found in India, in Meghalaya and Kerala; it is used in traditional dishes of the Kerala cuisine. It is also a main ingredient in kochchi sambal, a salad made using freshly scraped coconut ground with bird's eye chilis and seasoned with salt and lime juice. In the Philippines where I grew up, we call this plant "siling labuyo", and many people use this as a main ingredient for making spiced vinegar or suka.
Since I have a bunch of ripe bird's eye chili, I've decided to make my own version of sweet and spiced vinegar.
I used a whole bottle of Heinz vinegar, added 1 tbsp of sugar, 2 tsp of salt, onions, garlic, peppercorns, and a dash of magic sarap. Shake shake shake until the sugar and salt dissolved. Surprisingly, it tastes really good! 

1 diner's comment:

Chubskulit Rose said...

Yan din ginawa ko sa hot peppers ko dito para mapreserve hehehe