Bahamas - Hot Pepper Sauce
Hot sauce (or chili sauce) is a condiment made and widely used throughout the Caribbean. Each island and household has its own recipes and you can always find a bottle of homemade pepper sauce in most homes.
Scotch Bonnet Peppers are also known as Habaneros ... very hot.
If you're allergic or sensitive to hot peppers, wear gloves when handling the peppers. Be careful not to touch your hands to your eyes after handli
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- 1 lb scotch bonnet peppers (washed and stems removed)
- 1 tbsp salt
- white distilled vinegar or vegetable oil
How to Make Bahamas - Hot Pepper Sauce
- 1Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the peppers are minced finely.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl from time to time.
- 2Once the peppers are chopped pretty fine, let the processor keep whirling and pour just enough of the vinegar through the chute to moisten the peppers and give it the consistency of a thick sauce.
- 3Pour the hot sauce into sterilized glass bottles or jars and cover with air tight lids.
- 4Store the finished product in a cool place or in your refrigerator until the flavors meld together nicely.
Or, you can place your bottles of pepper sauce in the sun for 2 - 3 days to ripen quickly and then store in a cool place.
If there's no sun where you are, let the pepper sauce cure for at least 5 days before use so that the flavors can develop.
- 5Note: You can substitute the vinegar with oil when making the pepper sauce. The oil tends to make the pepper sauce even hotter.