Originated from Chile, the Pebre is a kind of condiment that feature the aji chili pepper with olive oil, garlic and cilantro. The Pebre is a fresh and delicious condiment that will enhance the flavours of any dish you incorporate it with! The condiment can be found everywhere in Chile and it is usually served with a wide variety of dishes.
The condiment is best paired with grilled meats, such as beef steak, chicken or pork. Not only that, it can be served on top of toasted bread for a quick meal in the morning before work. The Pedre can also be a flavourful appetizer or a side dish to tortilla chips if you feel like changing it up instead of your salsa. The simplicity of the condiment makes it versatile.
The base of the Pebre is a combination of cilantro, garlic, onion and aji chili peppers. The aji chili peppers can range in heat, from 1,177 – 75,0000 Scoville Heat Units so it is important to know which peppers you would like to purchase. The flavours of the condiment may vary depending on the region of Chile.
A variation of the condiment is to add tomatoes to create a popular salsa in Chile called Chancho en piedra. The sauce is easy to make as it requires minimal amounts of ingredients to create it. However, the time taken to create the dish is about 2 hours to make the delicious condiment. Pedre is also low in calories (around 200 kcal).
Looking to spice up your meals? Try making the Pebre in your own home to be incorporated into your meals!
- 5 Aji Chili Peppers (Chopped)
- ½ Small Onion (Chopped)
- ¼ Cup of Chopped Cilantro
- 4 Cloves of Garlic
- 2 Tbsp of White Wine Vinegar
- Salt and Pepper
- ½ Cup of Olive Oil
- Start making the condiment by first placing all of the ingredients in a food processor excluding the olive oil.
- Blend the ingredients and ensure that the mixture is blended smoothly.
- Proceed to drizzle slowly the remainder of the olive oil and ensure that it is blended based on your desired consistency.
- Then, leave it in a refrigerator for about 2 hours which allows the flavours to fused with one another.
- The condiment is ready to be served! It is best served cool and it can be used as a dipper, sauce or even spread.