Agrio de Naranja Recipe (Spicy Bitter Orange Vinegar and Sauce)
Agrio de Naranja Recipe (Bitter Orange Spicy Vinegar & Sauce): I will present you here with two versions: the traditional one, and one of my own. In either case the ingredients are the same. Both are equally good and easy to make.
Cuisine Caribbean, Dominican
Keyword condiment, sazon, seasonings
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Servings 121 small bottle
Author Clara Gonzalez
A large, clean glass bottle or jar
10Scotch bonnet peppers, halved
3clovesof garlic, halved
3sprigs of fresh oregano
A sprig of thyme(optional)
½teaspoonof kosher salt(or whatever salt you have)
Wash the bottle or jar with soapy hot water, rinse well and let it dry completely. Wash the sour oranges and halve. Squeeze the juice and sieve.
To make the vinegar
Fill up the bottle with the bitter orange juice and add the remaining ingredients.
Macerate for a few days in the refrigerator.
To make the sauce
Mix the bitter orange juice with the remaining ingredients (only use the leaves of the herbs), and blend until it turns into a coarse paste.
Use to season stews (usually it is put on the table so each person adds enough to their liking).
If you cannot find Scotch bonnet peppers use any other type of spicy pepper you find. Unfortunately no substitution is possible in the case of the bitter oranges. You can find the juice bottled in Caribbean and some Asian stores.