Onions and Peppers

26 Oct

Onions and peppers are two staples in my kitchen… they’re the basis of most dishes I make. They are the basis of sofrito… and I use them in almost anything I make – antipasto, stewed potatoes, stewed chayotes, anything really…

And as strong a foundation they are, they can also shine as a course in and of themselves…

I love to sauté onions and peppers and have them as a cooked side dish for many things. I used to cook them with veal steaks once in my former omnivore life. Now, I love to serve them a top various “viandas” – potatoes, carrots, yautía blanca or lila, malanga, sweet potato, white sweet potato, chayote…

This is sooooo simple… hope you enjoy it as much as I do.













1 medium yellow onion, sliced –but you can use your favorite onion…
½ green bell pepper, sliced
1 clove of garlic, smashed
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
Juice of ½ lime or lemon(optional)
  1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, pour a little drizzle of olive oil. Add the onions and pepper strips. Season everything with salt and pepper. Add the smashed garlic clove whole to season the mixture without running the risk of burning the garlic and making the mixture bitter.
  2. Move around every few minutes until onions and peppers are softened a bit, but still with some crunch to them. The tenderness level of the onions and peppers is entirely up to you. I personally don’t like to char them.
  3. If you enjoy a little bit of tang… add a drizzle of lime or lemon juice on top. Remove the garlic clove before serving.



Serve on top or on the side of mashed potatoes or even green bananas. Do you enjoy it too???

6 Responses to “Onions and Peppers”

  1. Bam's Kitchen October 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    I love peppers. My favorites are red and yellow. Thanks for sharing the recipe

    • KarmaFree Cooking October 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

      I love red and yellow peppers too… i wished they werea bit more accesible in price in PR. In NYC I’ve seen bags of yellow and green peppers for $1!!!!! Amazing… we sometimes are charged about $4/pound. Too expensive for my taste.

  2. Ani Mendez [amenlugo] October 27, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    this look so alike my cooking!

  3. Suzi October 27, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    I too have onions and peppers on hand most of the time. I love them sauteed together but also like to use the peppers as a dipper for hummus and other dips

    • KarmaFree Cooking October 27, 2011 at 10:55 am #

      hi Suzi… i once tried to eat peppers raw as a snack, but they’re too strong for me. but I maybe try them with hummus the next time… Thanks.

  4. sarah December 16, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Love this especially with our Catalan onions and peppers!

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