Episode 211: Chino-Latino

Pickled Carrots

Brisket in a Hurry Tacos with Chili Jam

Long before there was modern fusion cuisine, people cooked Chino-Latino. It originated with Chinese laborers who immigrated to Cuba and Trinidad and elsewhere in the Caribbean to work the plantations. They developed a unique mashup of Asian and West Indian cooking.

Serve this Korean Pickled Carrot Salad as a garnish on Brisket in a Hurry Tacos with Chili Jam. It will serve as a nice counterpart to the fatty, grilled brisket.

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Pickled Carrots


  • 3 carrots, trimmed and peeled
  • ¼ cup sugar, plus more as needed to taste
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 scallion, trimmed and minced
  • Salt to taste

Recipe Steps

1: Julienne the carrots (cut into matchstick slivers). Place in a mixing bowl with the sugar and let marinate for 10 minutes: the carrots will soften. Stir in the rice vinegar, scallion, and salt to taste. Add sugar, vinegar, and / or salt to taste: the mixture should be highly seasoned. The salad can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

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