|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||Puerto Rico|
|Main ingredients||olive oil, garlic, cilantro or culantro, hot peppers, pepper, vinegar or citrus|
Ajilimójili is a combination of olive oil, garlic, cilantro or culantro, hot peppers (such as scotch bonnet, habanero chili or ají caballero), pepper, vinegar or citrus (most common are lemon juice, lime juice, sour orange juice, white vinegar, red vinegar, or malt vinegar), all finely chopped or blended, simmered and cooled to serve. A variant, sweet ajilimójili, adds ingredients such as sweet red peppers, ajicitos, honey, tomato sauce and butter.
The sauce is one of the essential elements of Puerto Rican cooking.
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