Hot Pepper Sauce - A Trinidadian Staple


Trinidadians LOVE their 'peppa' sauce, and this one is full of flavour and heat! Sooooo easy to make -- no cooking, just your blender to create this taste of the islands. Try using different peppers to vary the flavour and heat. Use over meats, in sandwiches and stews. Trinis use it in anything savoury!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
3 cups


  • 15 habanero peppers

  • 1 small mango - peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks

  • 1 onion, roughly chopped

  • 3 green onions, roughly chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 1 ½ cups distilled white vinegar

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 tablespoons dry mustard powder

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon grated lime zest


  1. Wearing disposable gloves, and being careful not to get any in your eyes or on your skin, roughly chop the habanero peppers. Place the habanero peppers, mango, onion, green onions, and garlic into a blender. Pour in the vinegar, lime juice, and vegetable oil, cover the blender, and pulse until the mixture is very finely chopped. Stop the blender, and add dry mustard powder, salt, curry powder, and lime zest. Blend again until the sauce is smooth. Pour into clean jars, and store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

7 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 100
Calories 7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 11mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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