Pique De Pina or Pique Boricua

Introduction: Pique De Pina or Pique Boricua

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.

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Step 1: Ingredients

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

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

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.

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    9 Discussions


    1 year ago

    I searched for a while, looking for the best, simple and most effective way (clarity of instructions and ingredients available at the supermarket) for preparing the Pique de Pina and this is it!


    9 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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