In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Simple Fiery Caribbean Peppersauce (hot sauce)


Yes you would have seen me make this in the past, but with the abundance of peppers from my garden and the fact that older recipes tends to get archived in Google search.. why not rock it again and share? Peppersauce (yea one word) or Hot Sauce is one of those condiments we make and enjoy across the Caribbean and anywhere we call home. Everyone will have their own signature way of making theirs, but this is the sort of base version you can later tailor to your own liking.

You’ll Need..

30-35 hot peppers (as described in the video)
2 head garlic (12-16 cloves)
6 limes (juice)
1 teaspoon salt
10 leaves shado beni (culantro)
3/4 cup white vinegar

Important! Wear GLOVES and wash your hands immediately after with soap and water. If doing this recipe gluten free, go through the full list of ingredients to make sure they all meet with your specific Gluten Free dietary requirements. Finally, I used a variety of scorching hot peppers from my garden.. use peppers you have access to and those you enjoy.

Wash and dry the peppers. Remove the stems and give them a rough chop so it’s easier work for your blender or food processor.

Peel and smash the garlic and give the shado beni (or cilantro) a rough chop. If you can’t get CULANTRO (shado beni), feel free to use CILANTRO (about 1/2 cup). Juice the limes.

Basically, everything goes into the blender and puree until you have a consistency you like.

This is a raw peppersauce as the vinegar and acidity of the lime juice will be enough to cure it. Store in sterilized glass containers in a cool dark spot. Or for a longer shelf life, store in the fridge.

I did use the seeds from the pepper in the sauce for maximum heat and rather than use a food processor, I opted for a blender as I wanted something more smooth. But if chunky is what you like, so be it. Feel free to add a bit more vinegar should you want to thin it out a bit more

Click on the Recipe Index for more pepper-sauces, some of which can be bit more complex in flavors.

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  1. CarolAnn. From Liverpool UK
    April 6, 2021 / 5:00 pm

    I’ve made the Fiery Pepper Sauce, how long do you recommend before eating….Thanks

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