Puerto Rican Recaito
A puree of onions, peppers, garlic, and cilantro, Puerto Rican recaito can be used to start a recipe or it can be mixed in at the end to add a burst of delicious, fresh flavor!
Makes: About 2 ½ cups
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, cored and chopped
1 head garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped (about 1 cup packed)
½ medium orange bell pepper, chopped (or 3 small ajies dulces)
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Turn on low for 30 seconds. Scrape the sides of the container as needed. Process on high for 15 seconds, until a thick sauce forms. Refrigerate for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 2 months.
Recipe and photography by Lori Rice, for the National Onion Association