Chiles Curtidos (Pickled Peppers)

Pickled Peppers (Chiles Curtidos)

Pickled Peppers (Chiles Curtidos)

These vinegary pickled chiles are an essential condiment for all kinds of street foods in Mexico.Todd Coleman

These vinegary pickled chiles are an essential condiment for all kinds of street foods in Mexico.

Chiles Curtidos (Pickled Peppers)
These vinegary pickled chiles are an essential condiment for all kinds of street foods in Mexico.
Yield: makes About 1 Quart

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 10 red or green jalapeños, pricked with a paring knife
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 12 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. dried oregao
  • 1 dried bay leaf

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and garlic, and cook, stirring, until barely tender, about 3 minutes. Add jalapeños, and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add vinegar, salt, oregano, bay leaf, and 2 cups water, and bring to a boil; remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a storage container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.