March 2016

Jamaican Hot Sauce

I love collecting chilli sauce recipes :

I’ve posted jerk sauce before but this is another hot sauce from the region.

This is hot, hot sauce and it makes the perfect accompaniment to Jamaican patties.

12 ounces red, orange or yellow Scotch bonnet peppers
1 bunch of spring onions
2 1/4 cups of white distilled vinegar
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground allspice

In a processor blend the chillies and the spring onions.

In a medium saucepan, bring the vinegar, brown sugar, allspice and 2 tablespoons salt to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the chile mixture to the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer 1 minute then remove from the heat and let cool until warm.

Store in sterilized jars

Yemeni Hot Sauce

6 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more for seasoning
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 bunches coriander ( leave and stems coarsely chopped )
1/2 tsp honey

In a food processor, pulse the jalapeños, garlic and lemon juice to mince. With the machine on, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Add the coriander in batches and puree until incorporated and the sauce is thick but still pourable. Add the honey and puree until smooth. Season with salt and lemon juice.

This will keep for a week .

Serve with roasted veg

Mi Madre Pique

12 oz. white vinegar
1 cup of distilled water
1 cup ajíes caballeros (Puerto Rican hot peppers)
4 cloves of garlic, peeled
2 bay leaves large or 4 small 1 teaspoon peppercorns
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple,
optional Salt to taste
Pour the vinegar into the glass bottle, along with all other ingredients, cover and let it ferment for several days in a cool place.