Food plays a huge role in the Caribbean culture. It truly brings people together. Most meals are served with rice, pinto (rice and beans), or funchi (a type of cornmeal similar to polenta). Pika, made with onions and chilies, is a standard addition on the table in Curacao, with diners adding as much as they desire during the meal. Make up a batch, and store it in a glass jar in the fridge to add a little Caribbean heat to your next meal!
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: Caribbean
Serves: about 2 cups
  • 2 habanero, Scotch Bonnet, or the hottest chilies you can find, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • White vinegar to cover
  1. Add the chilies and onion to a 16 ounce jar. Fill the jar with vinegar.
  2. Optionally, dilute the vinegar with water to taste, if you find the vinegar too strong.
  3. This will keep for about a week in the fridge.
You might want to wear some kitchen gloves as the heat of the chillies can stay on your fingers for a while!
Recipe by Taste Of The Place at https://tasteoftheplace.com/pika/