Pickled Asian Pears (Wor Mei Lei)

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READY IN: 72hrs 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    lbs pears, very hard, barely ripe
  • 1 13
    cups Chinese white rice vinegar (can substitute distilled vinegar ( cider vinegar not recommended (adds too much apple flaovor)
  • 1 13
    cups water
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel, wash, and dry the pears (julienne if you choose to -- ).
  • Place all the remaining ingredients in an oversize glass jar.
  • Mix well (non-metallic utensil, wood preferred) to ensure all the ingredients are dissolved.
  • Add the pears to the jar, mix again, and cover tightly.
  • Keep in refrigerator, undisturbed, for at least 3 days before use.
  • These pears will keep refrigerated for at least 6 months.
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