Saying that this West African pepper sauce is delicious is an exaggerated understatement.  It is spicy, delectable, exquisite and I could go on and on and on.  This sauce can brighten a dull meal in a matter of seconds taking your eating experience from 0 to 100 in no time. 

Put this hot sauce on your rice dishes, your curries, your grilled meats and you are good to go.  It also goes well with puff puff, grilled fish, and fried chicken.

 

 

The Origin of West African Pepper Sauce:

West African pepper sauce is mainly consumed in the West African countries and consists mostly of Habanero peppers or Scotch bonnet peppers. It also has onions, salt and a substantial amount of oil. 

Also, you can add other Ingredients like tomatoes and herbs depending on your taste.

You will find this West African pepper sauce in most West African homes.  It is because, Africans especially, West Africans love their food hot.

If you are not used to this kind of heat in your diet, I recommend you use this sauce sparingly until you find your tolerance.

 

 

west african pepper sauce

 

How to Adjust the spiciness of your Pepper Sauce:

The addition of tomatoes to this pepper sauce gives a result that is less spicy.  For this reason, people who like their sauce very hot, omit it. 

On the same note, if you want your sauce less spicy, add some tomatoes.

 

 

How to make West African Pepper Sauce:

To make it, add all the ingredients in a blender and blend to your desired consistency.  Add the paste in a large saucepan and cook covered for 20 to 25 minutes on medium-low heat.  Don’t forget to stir regularly to avoid burning the hot sauce.

It is so easy to make.  Make this African hot sauce today and excite your taste buds.  You will love it.

 

 

Alternative way of using this pepper sauce

Instead of adding pepper in the daily cooking, make this African pepper sauce and keep in the fridge. 

You can then add it directly to the cooked dishes at the table, and as a result, this pepper sauce offers a perfect solution for households with children.

 

 

west african pepper sauce

 

Notes:

  • The sauce keeps long due to the amount of oil used in the recipe. Reduced if desired, but the sauce won’t stay good for long.
  • Store in the fridge in a closed container for upto 3 weeks.
  • Freeze the sauce can for up to four months.
  • Use as much or as little habanero peppers to match your taste.
  • Add herbs like Parsley or Cilantro if desired.
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African Pepper Sauce Recipe

This West African pepper sauce consists mainly of Habanero or Scotch bonnet peppers, onions, salt, bouillon cubes, and a substantial amount of oil.  Include other Ingredients like tomatoes and herbs if desired.  Adding tomatoes will give you a result that is less spicy.  Therefore, people who like their African pepper sauce hot, omit it.  Pair this sauce with rice dishes, roasted fish, chicken, and puff puff.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine African
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Jayne Rain

Ingredients

  • 4 scotch bonnet or habanero peppers (add as much as you can handle)
  • 4 medium onions
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 20 g ginger
  • 1 tsp Bouillon powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)

Instructions

  • Place the peppers, onions, tomatoes, ginger, and garlic in a blender.  Blend all the ingredients till smooth.
  • In a large saucepan, add the oil, the blended mixture, salt and bouillon powder.  Mix well and cover.
  • Cook the sauce for about 20 to 25 minutes stirring occasionally.  Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
  • Allow the mixture to cool down entirely and fill in your airtight glass containers.  
  • Seal and store in the fridge.  It will last about two weeks in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • The saucepan keeps long due to the amount of oil used in the recipe. Reduce if desired, but the hot sauce won't stay good for long.
  • Freeze the sauce can for up to four months.
  • Use as much or as little habanero peppers to match your taste.
  • Add herbs like Parsley or Cilantro can if desired.re

What do you think about this west African pepper sauce recipe?  Leave me a comment and share your thoughts.  I would love to hear from you.

 

 

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