This sauce is no joke people. Seriously! It was torture for my eyes in the kitchen making this so if you decide to give it a go, please be careful. Now, there’s always a bottle of pepper sauce in my house. When I lived in New York, bottled Caribbean pepper sauce was every where you turned. Where I currently live, all I see in supermarkets are hot sauces (tabasco) and sometimes the Mexican hot sauce. They are never hot enough for me so I decided to make my own. Now, I have sauce to last me a couple months and as soon as that’s done, well I can make even more. No more buying pepper sauce for me!
1/2 medium almost/barely ripe mango, diced (If you have papaya on hand, half of one papaya would be a better choice)
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves
1 sweet pepper, roughly chopped
12 scotch bonnets or habanero,stemmed but not seeded
1 inch piece of ginger root
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 pinch cumin
1/2 tbsp honey
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
juice of one lime
1 tsp salt
(Not all ingredients pictured)
1. Puree all ingredients in blender. Transfer mixture to saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before bottling. If refrigerated, sauce will keep about 2 months.
Here’s my sauce simmering…
1. This is one of the pepper sauce that I used to buy. I have one unopened bottle left. Saving for a rainy day.
2. The pepper of choice when making this sauce is scotch bonnet peppers. I used habaneros which was the closest I could come to scotch bonnet in my parts also I used carrots. If I had scotch bonnet peppers and papaya, my sauce would have been EXACTLY like the ones I’m used to. Nonetheless, the one I made was very very hot (just how I like) and very tasty. I found myself dipping fries into it which was always a weird thought for me but this sauce is truly yummy.
3. Some folks add thyme, mustard and scallions to their pepper sauce. I didn’t, but next time I definitely would. All in all, I loved the one I made. I can rest assured now that I will always have pepper sauce even if I have to make when I can’t buy.
Bye For Now…..