Delicious Dominican Cuisine

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Dominican style Sauteed Onions/Cebollas Salteadas Criollas

This is most commonly served as a topping to different boiled or mashed vegetables like plantains, cassava (yuca), green bananas (guineitos), potatoes, etc.

It’s very tasty, tangy and enhances the flavor to plain boiled vegetables.

To make this dish, you will need the following ingredients:

1/4 cup of olive oil
1 large red onion
1/2 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of vinegar

First, take a small sauce pan or pot and add the oil, put it on medium temperature.

While the oil is heating, cut the onions.  I like to cut the onions Juliene style, to do that, first cut the onion in half (length wise),

Then, slice each half  making the strips as wide or thin as you prefer,

Once the onions are sliced, pull them apart with your fingers,

Then add the onions to the hot oil, stirring.

Add the salt to the onions,

Stir well and let the onions cook until they are translucent (about 5 – 7 minutes). They will be soft but still have some bite to them.

Lower the heat to low and add the vinegar and stir.

Leave it on low until it’s time to serve.  I recommended to serve over mangu with a nice side of fried salami. 🙂

Buen Provecho! 😉

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  1. Darren

     /  April 4, 2013

    Hello Janet,

    I am so glad I found your site. I consider myself to be an adopted Dominican. I go there several times a year for business and have fell in love with the cuisine, and find myself craving it when i’m here in the US. One of the foods I tried so many times to duplicate (and failed) is the boiled green bananas. I know it sounds like it should be simple, but I can’t get it right. Can you post a recipe? I just love boiled green bananas with sautéed onions.


    • Janet O.

       /  April 4, 2013

      I will be posting recipes with green bananas soon and they will include instructions on how to boil them. In the meantime, check your email. 🙂
      – Janet


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