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Ti-Malice - Haitian Creole Hot Sauce - Recipe
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Ti-Malice - Haitian Creole Hot Sauce - Recipe

A recipe for Ti-Malice, a popular Caribbean hot sauce originating from Haiti, typically made with Scotch Bonnet chili peppers. It has an interesting origin story in Haitian folklore and has many variations. This is one of our favorite ways to make it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot sauce, recipe, spicy, video
Servings: 32
Calories: 4kcal


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 Scotch Bonnet peppers or 2 habanero peppers, chopped
  • ½ small red bell pepper or sweet pepper chopped
  • 3 garlic clove chopped
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 cups water or more as desired


  • Heat a saucepan to medium heat and add oil. Add onion and peppers and cook about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook another minute.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes.
  • Cool then transfer to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
  • Adjust for salt and pepper. Transfer to bottles for keeping. Enjoy!



Heat Factor: Hot. You'll get some good spice with this one!


Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 4kcal | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 22mg | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg