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Peach-Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce - Recipe
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Peach-Scotch Bonnet-Peach Hot Sauce – Recipe

A hot sauce recipe made with sweet peaches and fiery Scotch Bonnet chili peppers that you can drizzle over anything, though it’s particularly great with chicken or fish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot sauce, peach, scotch bonnet, spicy
Servings: 32 tablespoons
Calories: 13kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces Scotch Bonnet peppers chopped
  • 1 pound tomatoes chopped
  • 1 peach peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom (I used green cardamom)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • First, roughly chop the peppers, tomato, peach and garlic. Pack them into a large jar, leaving at least 1 inch of head space. The mixture may rise a bit when fermenting.
  • Next, mix 1 quart unchlorinated water with 3 tablespoons sea salt. Pour just enough brine over the mixture to cover it, pressing them down a bit as you go. It is important to keep the mixture covered with brine to avoid spoilage. Check this daily.
  • Screw on the lid and set the jar away from direct sunlight to ferment for at least 1 week. I fermented for 10 weeks. Ideal temperatures are between 55-75 degrees F. The most active fermentation period is between 1-2 weeks, so be sure to monitor it during this time. “Burp” the jars often by unscrewing the lid a bit to let out some of the accumulating gases. Or, use an airlock or membrane for easier fermenting. See our page, “How to Make Fermented Pepper Mash”, for further instruction.
  • After 1-2 weeks, the fermenting activity will diminish and the brine will turn cloudy and taste acidic.
  • When satisfied with your fermenting time, pour the contents, including brine, into a pot along with the remaining ingredients. Bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Cool, then process with a food processor until nice and smooth.
  • Pour into sterilized jars and seal. Refrigerate and enjoy. Tastes even better if you leave it mingle a week or longer.

Notes

Makes 2+ cups. 
Heat Level: Hot

Nutrition

Calories: 13kcal