Bumper crop from my calamansi tree or limau kasturi tree. After distributing to friends, I still have about 1 kg left and more will be harvested from the tree in due course. This is the first step to a "shiok" Nyonya pickle. "Shiok" in the Nyonya language means irresistible or wanting more and more!!
Boil Ingredients 1 in a pot.
As soon as water comes to a rolling boil, cover pot and turn off the heat.
After 5 miinutes, drain the calamansi.
Boil Ingredients 2 till sugar dissolve.
Transfer boiled and drained limau kasturi/calamansi into a clean pot.
Pour the boiled Ingredients 2 onto the limau kasturi/calamansi.
Cool, cover and set aside the limau kasturi/calamansi in sugar liquid for about 2 - 4 days.
Stay tune for Part 2 - making the achar rempah or spice paste for the pickle.
Please do not overboil the limau kasturi/calamansi so that it stays al dente. Kumquats can be used instead of limau kasturi/calamansi.