My passion for peppersauce (homemade hot sauces) is fueled by having been surrounded by very creative peppersauce makers even as a little boy on the islands, but more importantly… my daughters possess the same sort of intense affection for the fiery stuff as I do. There’s no better motivation than having those close to you share the same traits, so when you get creative in the kitchen, you know it’s something you will connect with as a family. With the use of the Trinidad Moruga Scorpions which at the time of making this sauce is the 2nd hottest pepper in the world, you’re getting a hot sauce which should be used with extreme caution. But I find that by using the blueberries, you get a lovely fruity roundness.
6 scorpion peppers
2 cups blueberries
2 oranges (juice)
1/4 brown sugar
1 lime (juice)
1/2 cup vinegar
optional – honey – cinnamon – allspice
Note: If doing this recipe gluten free, please go through the entire list of ingredients to make sure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary needs.
IMPORTANT! Be sure to wear gloves when handling the peppers and wash your hands immediately after with soap and water. I would also recommend having your kitchen window open and the stove exhaust fan on while cooking the sauce.
Give the peppers and scallions, a rough chop.. include the seeds if you REALLY want the HEAT! Then place all the ingredients in a saucepan on a low heat and bring to a simmer. Cook/simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Then allow to cool before you place in the blender or food processor.
The blueberries will breakdown along with the peppers and the other ingredients will incorporate for a very tasty (but HOT) chunky sauce as this point. As mentioned above, allow it to cool then place it all in a blender and puree to a smooth sauce.
Place in a glass container and store in the fridge! I know you’re thinking.. “but Chris, blueberries is NOT Caribbean!”.. Agree.. but I tend to use the fruits (ingredients) I’m now surrounded with.. and to be quite honest, you’ll be amazed at how wonderful this peppersauce is. Great on grilled meats, burgers, hotdogs and a few drops on your sausage and eggs in the morning!