Spicy Kick: Authentic Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce Recipe

Picture this: biting into a juicy chicken wing, only to be hit with a fiery, fruity explosion of flavor. That’s exactly what you’ll get with my Fiery Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce Recipe. This sauce may be small, but it packs a big punch, making it the perfect addition to your favorite dishes.

You might be thinking that hot sauce is hot sauce, what’s so special about this one? Well, let me tell you. This sauce is not your average hot sauce; it’s a truly unique and flavorful experience that will leave you wanting more.

Made with Scotch Bonnets, the hottest pepper in the world, this recipe blends bold chile flavor with fresh carrots, papaya, and passionfruit for a truly fiery and fruity taste. But don’t worry, the sweetness of the fruit won’t tame the heat – it’ll enhance it.

I’ve been perfecting this recipe for years, and I promise you won’t find anything quite like it anywhere else. So get your taste buds ready for a journey on the wild side with my Fiery Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce Recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Fiery Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce
Fiery Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

If you’re tired of bland and boring hot sauces, then get ready for a taste sensation that will blow your taste buds away! My fiery scotch bonnet hot sauce recipe blends bold chile, fresh carrots, papaya, and passionfruit for a truly fiery and fruity experience that will leave you craving more.

One of the reasons you’ll love this recipe is that it allows you to customize the heat level to your liking. Scotch Bonnets are already quite hot, but by adjusting the number you use and removing the seeds and membranes, you can create a hot sauce that’s as mild or as scorching as you want it to be.

Another reason to try this hot sauce is the versatility it offers. Whether you’re drizzling it over tacos, stirring it into a marinade, or using it as a dipping sauce for wings, this sauce is sure to add a zesty kick to any dish. It also pairs well with a variety of ingredients such as peaches, curry or even honey.

Finally, my recipe uses all-natural ingredients without any preservatives or artificial flavors. With simple ingredients like garlic cloves, distilled white vinegar, and olive oil 1/4 cup, you can feel good about what you’re putting on your plate. So go ahead and give this defiant sauce a try – your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

“Fiery Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce: Perfect for spice lovers!”

Here are the ingredients needed to make this fiery scotch bonnet hot sauce recipe:

Main Ingredients

  • Scotch Bonnet Peppers: 1 large or 5-6 small peppers
  • Tomatoes: 4 cups, chopped
  • Garlic Cloves: 1/4 cup, roughly chopped

Liquid Ingredients

  • White Vinegar: 1 cup
  • Olive Oil: 2 tablespoons

Seasonings and Flavors

  • Salt: 1 tablespoon, or to taste

This is a basic recipe for scotch bonnet hot sauce. You can add other ingredients to make the flavor more complex like carrots, papaya or passionfruit. Keep in mind that this is a very spicy sauce and if you can’t handle the heat, start with one pepper instead of five.

The Recipe How-To

“Spice up your life with this homemade hot sauce.”

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes
Step 1: Prep the Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Wearing gloves, slice and deseed 5-6 Scotch bonnet peppers. I like to keep the seeds in for extra heat, but you can remove them if you’d prefer a milder sauce.

Step 2: Prep the Other Ingredients

In a food processor or blender, combine the sliced peppers with 1 large chopped tomato, 4 cloves of garlic, and 1 cup of distilled white vinegar. With the unit running, stream in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until everything is well combined.

Step 3: Cook the Mixture

In a saucepan, cook the mixture over medium heat for around 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once everything has cooked down and become soft, remove from heat.

Step 4: Puree and Add Salt

When the mixture has cooled slightly, puree it until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup of salt to taste and continue blending until you have your desired consistency.

Step 5: Bottle Your Hot Sauce

Carefully pour your hot sauce into sterilized bottles or jars. This recipe should yield roughly 4 cups of sauce.

Substitutions and Variations

“Brighten up your plate with a splash of hot sauce.”

Now, if you’re feeling a little daring today, there’s nothing stopping you from switching things up in the fiery Scotch Bonnet hot sauce recipe. Swapping out one ingredient for another can change the entire dynamic of this recipe, so be prepared for a different flavor experience!

For instance, if you want to dial back the heat level a bit, you could use jalapeño peppers instead of Scotch Bonnets. Alternatively, if you’re feeling like something even hotter than fiery Scotch Bonnets, switch them for ghost peppers or Carolina Reapers (but beware – these are extremely spicy!).

If you don’t have distilled white vinegar available, apple cider vinegar would also be an excellent substitute.

For those who want some extra sweetness in their hot sauce, adding honey or peaches can add a subtle fruity note. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try incorporating curry powder for an even more unique twist.

Additionally, swapping out olive oil for vegetable oil would give it a slightly different flavor profile.

If you prefer something milder, omitting the garlic cloves would tone down the flavor without sacrificing any of its charm. And finally, try using different types of tomatoes or add different spices like ginger and turmeric to experiment with unique variations.

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose to experiment with this recipe is sure to turn up the heat on your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

“Skip the store-bought hot sauce and make your own.”

When it comes to serving and pairing this fiery scotch bonnet hot sauce, the possibilities are endless. This sauce is a great addition to any dish that could use a little bit of heat and an extra layer of flavor. It’s perfect for adding a kick to your morning eggs, elevating your lunchtime sandwiches or wraps, or spicing up your dinner dishes.

If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine, then you’ll love how well this hot sauce pairs with stir-fry dishes or noodle bowls, particularly those with chicken or shrimp. For those who prefer more traditional British flavors, try adding this sauce to sausage rolls or fish and chips.

The fruity and fiery flavors in this sauce also make it a great accompaniment to grilled meats such as steak, chicken, or pork chops. You can either use it as a marinade before grilling or serve it alongside the meat.

If you enjoy dipping sauces, try using this hot sauce as a dipping sauce for your favorite snacks like chicken wings, nachos, or even vegetable crudités.

Overall, the fiery scotch bonnet hot sauce is versatile enough to be paired with numerous dishes and cuisines. So go ahead and experiment with different flavor combinations to find the perfect pairing for your taste buds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Warning: This hot sauce is not for the faint of heart.”

In my experience, hot sauce is one condiment that can last for a long time if stored properly. This fiery Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce is no exception. To make it in advance, you can store it in an airtight container or mason jar and keep it refrigerated for up to 6 months.

When reheating the sauce, you can do so either on the stovetop or microwave. If you prefer to reheat on the stove, transfer the sauce to a small saucepan and warm it over low heat until heated through. Stir occasionally and add a tablespoon of water or vinegar if needed to thin it out. For a quicker option, simply place the amount of sauce you want to use in a microwave-safe container and warm it in 30-second intervals until heated through.

If you need more room in your refrigerator or are making a large batch of hot sauce to store for later use, another option is to preserve your sauce. One way to do this is by using a canning process which involves heating up your sauce and sealing it properly in glass jars. Just be sure to follow safe canning guidelines!

One key tip when storing any homemade hot sauce is to always use clean utensils when handling the sauce, as contamination can cause harmful bacteria growth. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to savor this fiery Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce whenever your heart desires!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Add a kick of heat to any dish with this hot sauce.”

If you’re looking to take your fiery scotch bonnet hot sauce recipe to the next level, then read on. As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have some insider tips to help you make the perfect sauce. Here are some tips for perfect results:

First and foremost, safety should be your top priority. Scotch bonnet peppers are incredibly hot, and if not handled properly, can be dangerous. Be sure to wear gloves when working with these peppers and avoid touching your face or eyes.

When making the sauce itself, it’s important to find the right balance of flavors. Too much vinegar can overpower the taste of the peppers, while too little can make the sauce too thick. I recommend using 1 cup of distilled white vinegar for this recipe.

Additionally, be sure to use ripe tomatoes and fresh garlic cloves for optimal flavor. A good olive oil can also add a depth of flavor that complements the scotch bonnets.

To get the best consistency for your sauce, puree everything in a blender until it’s completely smooth. If you prefer a chunkier texture, only blend half of the mixture and then mix it with the unblended portion.

If your sauce comes out too hot for your liking, try adding honey or fruit like peaches to balance out the spice. A touch of curry powder or habanero pepper can also add depth and complexity to your sauce.

Finally, store your sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. This will give all of the flavors time to meld together and create an even better taste over time.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be making a truly fiery and flavorful scotch bonnet hot sauce that’s sure to impress even the most adventurous eaters.


As you look at this recipe for fiery Scotch Bonnet hot sauce, you’re probably eager to dive right in and start making your own batch. However, as with any new recipe, you might have some questions before you begin. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help guide you through the process.

What is fiery scotch bonnet?

This type of chili pepper is commonly found in the Caribbean and West African regions and is known by various names, such as Bonney peppers and Caribbean red peppers. It is named after its alleged resemblance to a Scottish hat called tam o’ shanter bonnet.

What is fiery sauce made of?

Hot sauce can be made in many ways, but one thing that all hot sauces have in common is the use of chili peppers. The base of the sauce can vary, with some recipes using chili peppers as the main ingredient and others using a combination of fruits and vegetables to add flavor. Simple ingredients like salt and vinegar can also be added to enhance the tanginess and saltiness of the concoction.

What Colour scotch bonnet is the hottest?

Out of all the varieties, the red and yellow ones are the spiciest, while yellow ones offer the most delicious flavor. It’s important to be cautious with the purple scotch variety and not to take it lightly.

Which is hotter scotch bonnet or habanero?

When it comes to spiciness, Habanero peppers are slightly hotter than Scotch Bonnets. We categorize Habaneros as “very hot” with a spiciness level of 4 out of 5, while Scotch Bonnets are labeled as “hot” with a slightly lower level of 3 out of 5.

Bottom Line

So there you have it, folks, my fiery Scotch Bonnet hot sauce recipe that will spice up your meals and leave your taste buds wanting more. This simple and authentic recipe is the perfect blend of bold chile flavors and fresh Caribbean ingredients that make for a truly fiery and fruity experience.

Whether you’re looking to add some heat to your favorite dishes or want a new sauce to pair with your grilled meats and veggies, this hot sauce is for you. With its versatile flavors and endless possibilities for substitutions and variations, you can truly make this recipe your own.

So what are you waiting for? Gather up those scotch bonnet peppers, tomatoes, garlic cloves, olive oil, and vinegar – and let’s get cooking! Trust me; you won’t be disappointed with the results. Start experimenting with different additions like honey, peaches, curry, habanero pepper, or other varieties of chili peppers to truly make this hot sauce a memorable addition to your pantry.

I hope that this recipe brings some joy and excitement into your kitchen. And remember – always serve with caution, because this sauce packs a punch!

Fiery Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Fiery Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce Recipe

This condiment is that little something extra that pours on the flavor; it will spark your taste buds. It is hot but the flavor is smooth - does that make sense? Country Living Magazine July 2008 edition. NOTE - don't forget to take care of your eyes! This is great with eggs, meat dish, vegetables & so on.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword Low Cholesterol, Low Protein
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 days
Servings 1 cup
Calories 513.8kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped fine)
  • 1 small tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 lb scotch bonnet pepper, seeded & minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook until soft - about 1 minute.
  • Add the tomato and cook until soft - about 1 minute.
  • Add vinegar, peppers and salt and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer the mixture to a covered bowl and refrigerate for 2 days.
  • Strain mixture through a sieve; discard solids.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • The hot sauce will keep in the refrigerator for 3 months.


Serving: 463g | Calories: 513.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.2g | Protein: 10.8g | Fat: 29.4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 4708.3mg | Fiber: 9.2g | Sugar: 29.1g

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