Spicy pepper sauce

This fresh and tasty sauce was inspired by the North African paste – Harissa! I drizzle it on everything. It makes any dish absolutely heavenly, it’s great tossed through veg or even added to a homemade burger. As with most my recipes, it is so easy and cheap to make. It certainly tastes better than any store bought condiments and contains absolutely no nasties what so ever – quite the contrary!

Spicy pepper sauce

Ingredients –

  • 4 Large red peppers
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 60 grams long red chillies
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp smokey paprika
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200C
  • De-seed and cut the red peppers into large chunks. Place the peppers and the garlic on a roasting tray and place in the oven with the garlic clove.
  • Meanwhile cut the red chillies and de-seed them or if you prefer your sauce to be fairly spicy, leave some of the seeds in for that extra kick.
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender ready to blend.
  • Once the peppers have cooked through and have some nice charring on them, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Place the peppers and garlic in the blender with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Sterilise a jar and place the spicy pepper sauce in the jar.
  • Allow to cool completely before refrigerating.

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