#18275: REC: Brazilian Hot Sauce -- have NO idea where I got this but it's AMAZING!!
Posted by: cheezz at 4:43 am on May 28, 2010
It isn't really hot (unless you want it to be), but so tasty! I serve it over chicken with sides of mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli.
Brazilian Hot Sauce
This makes a LOT of sauce, so you can freeze half for later.
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups finely chopped yellow onions
5 scallions (green onions), trimmed and finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped (or a 14.5 oz can)
2 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided in half
2 tbsp lime juice
1 cup light coconut milk
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Heat oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Saute onions, scallions, bell peppers, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and translucent but not brown.
Increase heat to high, add the tomatoes and cook for two minutes or until most of the juice from the tomatoes has evaporated. Stir in the stock and 1/4 cup of the cilantro. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until slightly reduced and richly flavored. Remove from the heat and add lime juice.
Transfer the vegetable mixture to a blender. Puree until smooth and return to the skillet. Add the coconut milk and reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, cayenne pepper, and the remaining cilantro.
I quick-brown some chicken pieces in a bit of olive oil on both sides in an oven-proof pan. Then pour some of the sauce over the chicken pieces, place in 350 deg. oven, and bake about 45 min. until chicken is done. Very good over mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta.
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