Introduction: Pique De Pina or Pique Boricua

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This is a recipe for pique boricua or pique de piña. It is a puertorrican recipe for a hot pineapple flavored vinegar that can be used to make any meal hot. It tastes great on top of rice and beans. This is a great way to use the pineapple skin before it is dumped on your compost pile. I need to warn you that it is very hot and you may use a little bit at a time.

Step 1: Ingredients

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You will need:

A large glass jar with the lid.

A few clean bottles.

1 2/3 cups of water

4 to 6 oz. of pineapple skin

8 chili peppers

4 garlic

1 tablespoon of  Black pepper

1/2 tsp. of dry oregano

1/8 tsp. of salt

Step 2: Instructions

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Put the pineapple skin in the large glass jar. After boiling the water pour it inside the glass jar. Close the lid of the jar and allow the pineapple skin to ferment for 24 hours.
Put all the other ingredients in a glass bottle. Strain the pineapple skin and pour the water from the jar to the bottle with all the other ingredients. Close the lid of the bottle and allow everything to ferment in the refrigerator at least five (5) more days. Enjoy!

Step 3: A Faster Way

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Another way to make this recipe is by combining 1 cup of cider vinegar and 2/3 cup of pineapple juice, with the rest of the ingredients in a bottle and then keep the mixture for five days in the refrigerator.


onrust (author)2010-08-21

This is an interesting room you took the photo in. What is the plant hanging from the string...... and why?

blkhawk (author)onrust2010-08-21

I know that it must be some sort of tropical plant. Maybe Yucca.

onrust (author)blkhawk2010-08-21

Why is it hanging?

mcappa (author)onrust2013-09-15

They are medicinal aloes, maybe a local superstition because they are not sold in that way.

Goodhart (author)2010-06-10

Oh now this is something I can use :-) Thanks

kate-lily (author)2010-01-25

hey sounds great, but i was wondering roughly how long it would keep and also what conditions it should be stored?

blkhawk (author)kate-lily2010-01-26

I had kept my bottles in my kitchen cabinets for a long time. It will not go bad.

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