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Hot sauce

Hot Sauce



  • 2.2 lb of red peppers
  • 9 oz of red chillies
  • ⅓ tbsp of Maldon sea salt
  • 1 and ½ tbsp of cider vinegar
  • 1 and ½ tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 oz of garlic cloves
  • 1kg of Red peppers
  • 250g of Red chillies
  • 5g of Maldon sea salt
  • 25ml of Cider vinegar
  • 25ml of Maple syrup
  • 25g of Garlic cloves


Prepare a barbecue for smoking and set the temperature to 120°C or 248°F.

Smoke the peppers in the barbecue for 2 hours, or until soft. Discard the skins and as many seeds as possible, then put the flesh into a saucepan.

Adjust the barbecue for direct grilling or heat a griddle pan on the hob until smoking hot and grill the chillies until blackened. Remove the stalks, then add the whole chillies, skins, and all, to the peppers. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan, bring to a simmer and cook over a low heat for 30 minutes.

Put the mixture into a blender and blitz until well mixed but still a little chunky. Decant into a 500ml (17 fl oz) sterilized jar or bottle and refrigerate. The sauce will keep for 1 week in the fridge.