African Hot Sauce

By Avera

Ingredients
  • Makes 1 1/4 cup

  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic

  • About 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 to 8 fresh red jalapeño chilies (1 1/2 to 6 1/2 oz. total), stemmed, seeded, deveined, and chopped

Directions
  1. In a blender or food processor, whirl tomato sauce, onion, garlic, and lemon juice, adding a few chilies at a time, until smoothly puréed and hot enough to suit your taste.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
per tablespoon
Calories
5.2
Protein
0.2g
Carbohydrate
1.2g
Fiber
0.2g
Sodium
69mg

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3 replies

Zoitsa
Zoitsa 2011-09-15 17:37:20 -0500 Report

This is African? The Africans I know (including my husband) would laugh! Here is the hot sauce I make regularly for my husband (even smelling it up close is more than I can tolerate): put red (the green/yellow ones just don't have the same flavor- or nutrition)habanero peppers (I use 10-12) in a food processor, add an equal number of nice-sized garlic cloves. Pulse until it's as minced as you prefer, then add canola oil, pulse once or twice to mix. Pour it into a glass jar, top off with additional oil if needed (if all the pieces aren't submerged they will spoil). Keep in the fridge. That's it! I lived in West Africa for 10 years and made this in a mortar and pestle. The garlic seems to add a bit of complexity to the taste. If it's too hot for you, you could make it with jalapenos.

Avera
Avera 2008-11-09 19:25:42 -0600 Report

Notes: Serve this condiment as you would catsup, with everything from hamburgers to shrimp. To store, cover and chill up to 4 days; stir before using.