Piques vinegar

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 \N Hot chili peppers -; (to 5)
3 \N Sprigs fresh oregano
2 cups White wine or cider vinegar
3 \N Garlic cloves; peeled, (optional)

Wash a bottle thoroughly with mild detergent and hot water. Slice the chiles lengthwise with a small paring knife, and place half the quantity in the bottle; coarsely chop the other half of the quantity. Crush chopped chiles and oregano sprigs, along with 2 tablespoons vinegar, with a mortar and pestle. Add mixture to the bottle. Pour remaining vinegar into the bottle through a funnel. Add garlic. Cork or seal bottle. Store in a cool, dry place for at least three weeks to allow the flavors to blend.

Source: "Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Dec 1996/Jan 1997" S(Formatted for MC5): "by Lynn Thomas - Lynn_Thomas@..." Per serving: 19 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (4% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 2mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; ½ Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Recipe by: Martha Stewart

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