In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

The World’s Hottest Pepper Sauce Using Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and Ghost Peppers (Bhut Jolikia).

At the time of putting this recipe together the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was the hottest pepper in the world and in all honesty it was indeed pure fyah! I had never tasted anything as hot and some may think I’m nuts for using them in a pepper sauce. However there’s news coming out of the US that the Carolina Reaper and the Chocolate Bhutla peppers now holds the record for the world’s hottest pepper.

Every summer I do the best with the little area of free space in our back yard and do a little gardening. This year I was fortunate to get an assortment of very hot pepper plants from a local nursery and the crop at the end of the summer was quite plentiful. Along with the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion I planted the Bhut Jolikia, Chocolate Bhut Jolikia, Chocolate Scotch Bonnet, Scotch Bonnet, Habanero and the Seven Pod pepper.

So here’s my take on the worlds hottest peppersauce…


You’ll Need…

25-30 HOT peppers *
1/2 cup cilantro chopped
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup vinegar
10 cloves garlic
1/2 lemon

Notes. This recipe works great with any type of hot pepper, but I used a combination of Trinidad Moruga Scorpion,  Bhut Jolikia, Chocolate Bhut Jolikia, Chocolate Scotch Bonnet, Scotch Bonnet, Habanero and the Seven Pod pepper. You may need a bit more than the 1 cup of vinegar, depending on the consistency you like your pepper sauce. Also note that this is a raw pepper sauce, but you can certainly cook it after you’ve blended it together.

I went for heat and didn’t concentrate too much on added flavor, so you’ll notice I kept things basic, with the use of garlic, cilantro (wish I had shado beni) and 1/2 of a lemon.

Basically all you have to do is give everything a rough chop to make it easier for your blender or food processor to work it into the consistency you like. Remove the seeds from the lemon and cut it into pieces, including the skin. IMPORTANT Be sure to wear gloves, open your kitchen window for ventilation and DO wash your hands with soap and water immediately after handling such lethal peppers.

Place all the ingredients in the blender and pulse, then liquefy to a somewhat thick but smooth consistency.

For maximum HEAT, do include the pepper seeds.

* Liking the old school blender?

As mentioned above you may need a bit more vinegar and depending on your tolerance for salt you may need to adjust this as well. Store in a glass container (sterilize first) in your kitchen cupboard or in the fridge where it could easily last upwards of 6 months.


If you’re looking for some tips on handling such hot peppers, check out: Trinidad Scorpion Moruga The World’s Hottest Pepper.

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  1. BigRedTurbo
    September 20, 2017 / 10:25 am

    I also made some hot sauce.

    65 habanero pepper
    8 scorpion pepper
    12 Jamaican scotch bonnets
    10 ghost chili peppers
    1 Tablespoon of sugar and salt
    1 cup of apple cider vinager
    2 cups of water
    2 teaspoons of garlic

  2. Matt
    September 15, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Definitely making this next week. Just waiting on a few plants to turn.

  3. September 10, 2016 / 9:56 am

    This is everything I ever wanted from a hot sauce! Amazing flavor, low vinegar taste, and mind blowing heat. Thanks for the killer recipe!

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      September 11, 2016 / 7:43 am


  4. Tony
    August 24, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Is there a benefit or how does the recipe change if I include a fermentation step?

    • admin
      August 24, 2015 / 10:14 pm

      Caribbean peppersauce (for the most part) does not have a fermentation step (not traditional).

  5. Sue
    June 20, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    Can a person make this and put in a hot water bath so it could last longer? I do a lot of canning and think my boys are going to love this sauce!

  6. Maire Christou
    March 28, 2015 / 5:00 am

    I just made this pepper sauce, I didn’t have fresh cilantro, so I used dried flat leaf parsley.
    It’s tastes gorgeous, but it is mind blowingly hot!!

  7. February 27, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    I’m sure that’s an insanely hot pepper sauce. Looking forward to trying it out!

  8. noreen wallace
    January 5, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    Hi Chris where could I get to buy the world hottest pepper? I’m in txt

  9. Jim
    December 29, 2013 / 12:15 am

    It looks absolutely lethal!! That being said, after spending about four years growing and eating some of those ultra hot types, I came to the conclusion that Scotch Bonnets and Habaneros are far more superior in terms of flavour.

  10. Glenn
    December 27, 2013 / 4:51 pm

    I don’t grow the chocolate peppers so I will have to try it with out it.

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