Beginners guide to making Chilli Sauce
If you’ve never made chilli sauce before, it’s surprisingly easy. However, the challenge is to give it a depth of flavour and not just a chilli burn. Check out the guide below and give it a try. Maybe you’d like to enter this year’s competition with your results 😉
To make a chilli sauce, you should ideally have each of the four components below.
There are a huge variety of chilli peppers from all over the world, each with their own flavour notes and heat profiles. You can use dried or fresh. Scotch bonnets and habaneros are popular choices for their fruity heat, but you don’t need many of them! Take out the seeds if you want a less spicy kick.
Unless you’re wanting a nuclear-strength sauce that will make a grown man cry, you’re going to need to add body to your sauce. Onions and tomatoes are popular choices, but you could also use sweet peppers, or fruit such as mango or pineapple.