A Costa Rican condiment popular amongst the locals, find a bottle in every restaurant.
On my quest to discover new condiments I came across Lizano Sauce from Costa Rica. It sounded intriguing, especially since it can be found on most restaurant tables in that country so of course, I had to make some!
Definitely different, slightly sweet but very savory with the help of pepper and cumin. It can be used while cooking and as a table condiment. It’s popular with eggs, rice, beans, fish, cheese, curries, and as a marinade for meat.
Soaking dried chiles in water helps with the seeding and blending.
Toss in food processor or blender and voila! A surprising Costa Rican treat ready for everyday eating. Keep in fridge up to two weeks or freeze some for future use.Print
A Costa Rican condiment.
2 dried Guajillo chiles
1.5 cups vegetable broth
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 carrot chopped
2 Tbs white sugar
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs white vinegar
1 Tbs ground cumin
2 tsp salt
1 Tbs molasses
Soak chiles in water for 30 minutes then remove stem and seeds.
Place all ingredients into food processor or blender and blend well, sauce will be liquid with diced chunks.
Enjoy with eggs, rice, beans, fish, cheese, curries, and as a marinade for meat.