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Pickled Papaya Atchara

Make this Tonight - "Game Day Filipino Feast"

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  • 3 lbs green papaya, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and julienned
  • 8 tablespoons ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 3/4 cups raisins
  • 1 head garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Add the papaya to a bowl with 1 teaspoon salt and let sit a few minutes.
  2. Put the papaya in a cheesecloth in a way that it is trapped in the center.
  3. Gently rotate the cheesecloth while tightly holding one end. Continue to rotate until the papaya completely releases liquid. Do this more than once for better results.
  4. Add the papaya to a mixing bowl. Add all the vegetables and raisins, toss and set aside.
  5. Make the syrup by bringing the vinegar to a boil. Add sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Mix well and cook for 1 to 3 minutes.
  6. Put the papaya mixture in a mason jar. Do not completely fill the jar, leave a little space for the syrup.
  7. Gently pour the hot syrup in each jar.
  8. Let it cool and then refrigerate, or simply store on a shelf at room temperature.
  9. Serve with Longganisa, Tuna Ceviche, and Grilled Skewered Pork Sticks.