In Puerto Rico, pique (hot sauce), is as common a condiment as ketchup is on the mainland. The kioskos (food stands) that are throughout the islands usually have 2 or 3 fresh varieties for your frituras (fried foods). Made with whole garlic, peppers and peppercorns then marinated in vinegar over a period of time, these piques are hot and delicious. Our favorite is Mi Madre! Made locally in Puerto Rico and packed with flavor, this pique is great on everything from the lightest veggies to the heartiest steak.
Posted by Catherine on 11th Feb 2013
Just came back from PR 2013/02/11, and brought 2 back along with us. Hoping that we can order and have some shipped to Canada. Wonderful flavor and just the right amount of heat.
Posted by Connie on 18th Jan 2012
Just got back from Puerto Rico last night.. I loved this Mi Madre Pique while there. It taste exactly how my father made it as a kid, the slight fermented taste along with the spicyness... YUM
I bought a bottle but place it in my carry on, because it exceeded the oz permited my TSA they took. and now searching I found it and bought some more cant wait to try again. ^.^
Posted by Mimi on 20th Sep 2011
Just got back from P.R. 9/6/11. went to OSJ Bought 3 small bottles to give as souvenirs.Kept one,tried a drop on my baked chicken today, Not exagerating My husband and I both looked at each other and said Damn this is hot but its the best HS we ever had.I'm going to order more to try w/ Pastelles.LOVE this HS.
Posted by Angel M Gomez on 27th Nov 2010
El pique esta en su PUNTO... Tiene SABOR, No le cambia el sabor de tu comida y te PICA en el "after taste"... Pa'l que le gusta un buen pique moderado pero decente. Te va a picar pero no te quemará los labios.. Es perfecto. Como los que venden el la carretera vieja del campo pero a su máxima expresion...
La porción de 12.5oz es la adecuada si vives fuera de la Isla, pa que te lo disfrutes en las navidades y le des a probar a tus compatriotas y le enseñes un buen pique Boricua a tus amigos de otros paises.
Posted by shannon on 20th Sep 2010
just came back from PR and had this at Latin Roots restaurant.. I think we must've used the whole bottle!! My mouth is watering as I type this- i love the combination of sour and hot. I used it over churrasco and rice-DELICIOUS!!