Inartem

inartem a carmay sold on the streets of Ilocos

Just what is it? Inartem means pickled. Seasonal fruits like carmay, green Hawaiian mango slices, santol, sarguelas, and year round green tamarind, green balayang banana, sincamas, and papaya slices are drenched in sukang Iloko… pretty much like salad, but the longer the fruits are aged in suka with some salt, the better it is for the Ilocanos.  No need to cook or blanch the fruits for artem. Just put the washed and drained fruits  in a sterile jar,  pour over sukang Iloko (cane vinegar), sprinkle with salt, and marinate for 5 days or longer.

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