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Ajilimójili
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Chicken with ajilimójili, rice, and salsa
Place of origin Puerto Rico
Main ingredients olive oil, garlic, cilantro or culantro, hot peppers, pepper, vinegar or citrus

Ajilimójili is a hot or hot and sweet chili sauce from Puerto Rico, traditionally served over grilled seafood, vegetables, pasteles, boiled tuber vegetables and especially grilled meats.

Description

Ajilimójili is a combination of olive oil, garlic, cilantro, chilies, green bell pepper, cumin, oregano, vinegar, citrus (lemon, lime or sour orange) chopped or blended, simmered and cooled to serve. A variant, sweet ajilimójili, adds ingredients such as sweet red peppers, ajicitos, honey, tomato sauce and butter.

The sauce is one of the essential elements of Puerto Rican cooking.

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