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Puerto Rican Pique ~ Hot Sauce

Puerto Rican Pique ~ Hot Sauce

Mike Gonzalez
Puerto Rican pique is a seasoned vinegar, a simple blend of chilies, garlic, and spices (with pineapple usually added for sweetness) that gets better the longer it sits.
Prep Time 15 mins
Resting Time 2 d
Total Time 2 d 15 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Servings 1 liter


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup ajíes caballeros Puerto Rican hot peppers
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • ½ cup diced fresh pineapple optional
  • salt to taste


  • Pour the vinegar into the glass bottle, along with all other ingredients, cover and let it ferment for several days in a cool place. Add it to your favorite foods in small amounts.
    ¼ cup olive oil, 1 cup ajíes caballeros, 4 cloves garlic, 2 large bay leaves, 1 tsp peppercorns, 1 tsp ground oregano, ½ cup diced fresh pineapple, salt, 1 cup white vinegar


You can use habanero peppers, jalapenos or your preferred pepper.
You can use apple vinegar instead of white vinegar.
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Keyword Pique