This is the classical accompaniment of the famous cochinita pibil, that consists of red onion accompanied with chili, bathed in orange juice and seasoned with salt and pepper.
This combination is sensational because it gathers spicy, sweet, sour, bitter and fresh – all in one bite. Impossible to resist them!
This salsa is specialized in accompanying the cochinita pibil, a pork meat dish typical of the cuisine of the state of Yucatan. But they happen to be so tasty that you can also use them to accompany any of your favorite tortas.
About the Recipe
The recipe is not complicated to make, it just requires some patience while working with the onion.
This recipe could be prepared with white onion but it will lose some sweetness and hotness in the end result, besides the visual effect that the tender purple color delivers.
In this recipe bitter orange is used, if you don’t find it don’t worry as it can be substituted for 1/3 of a cup of white vinegar with 1/3 of a cup of lime juice. The result will be very similar.
The preparation requires of about and then the onion has to be left resting for 2 hours.