Jamaican Hot Sauce

This is hot, hot sauce and it makes the perfect accompaniment to Jamaican patties. Slideshow: More Caribbean Recipes

Jamaican Hot Sauce
Photo: © Ian Knauer
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 quart


  • 12 ounces red, orange or yellow Scotch bonnet peppers

  • 1 bunch scallion whites, trimmed

  • 2 1/4 cups white distilled vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

  • Kosher salt


  1. In a food processor, pulse the chiles and scallion whites until finely chopped.

  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the vinegar, brown sugar, allspice and 2 tablespoons salt to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the chile mixture to the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer 1 minute then remove from the heat and let cool to warm. Hot sauce keeps in jars, chilled.

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