Vinagre

To drizzle your Sancocho!
Makes about 1 quart

  • 2 ripe pineapples
  • ½ large Spanish onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon smashed fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 20 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 Habanero peppers or chili pepper of your choice, stems cut off, peppers coarsely
  • chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, or as needed
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or as needed

Cut the tops off the pineapples and discard them. With a big knife, cut off the rind from the pineapples with as little pineapple attached as possible. Put the rinds in a pot large enough to hold them comfortably and pour in enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil and boil until the pineapple peel is very tender, about 30 minutes. Top off with water if necessary to keep the rinds submerged.

Meanwhile, put the onion, oregano, peppercorns, garlic, Habanero or other chili pepper, vinegar, and salt in a large jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Strain the pineapple liquid over the seasonings. If there is not enough liquid to cover the ingredients, re-cover the pineapple with water and boil for 20 minutes. Taste and add a little salt and/or a little vinegar, if you think it needs it. You can use it as soon as it cools, but it will get better as it sits.

9 Responses to “Vinagre”


  1. 1 dave bryant March 5, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    daisy

    can i buy this vinagre???

    dave

  2. 2 daisy March 6, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Dear Dave:

    You could, but it is so easy to make, you might as well prepare your own!

    Daisy

  3. 3 John April 18, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Daisy, you are right, that was easy to make and I used it in the pork when I made cuban sandwiches. WOW! thanks!

  4. 4 daisy April 19, 2008 at 10:58 am

    ‘m thrilled you liked it, John!

    oxoDaisy

  5. 5 DECAFinNW May 24, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Daisy, is this vinagre suitable for putting in a spray bottle, to spray sandwiches with?

  6. 7 tara marino June 21, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Do you keep the vinegar in the fridge? How long does it keep?

  7. 8 daisy June 22, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Hola Tara,
    You definately keep the vinagre in your fridge, and it will keep for a couple of weeks, although in my house, it never quite makes it that long…it’s long gone way before then! Buen provecho!
    Best,
    Daisy


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