Scotch Bonnet Chillies Sambal


This Caribbean Scotch bonnet chillies sambal is VERY spicy and perfect for roti, chicken and wok dishes. Ready in 15 minutes.

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Scotch bonnet chillies sambal
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-06-19, this recipe is for 30 people and takes 15 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 06-03-2021

15 minutes 30 people Side dishes
Scotch bonnet chillies sambal


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  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 8 scotch bonnet chillies
  • 2 small red peppers
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 2 tablespoons apple vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil, or any other neutral oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Scotch bonnet chillies sambal ingredients
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  • Small paring knife
  • Chef's knife
  • Cutting board
  • Preserving jar
  • Kitchen tongs
  • Small pan
  • Blender
  • Powder-free latex gloves (optional, but highly recommended)

Scotch Bonnet Chillies Sambal

15 minutes 30 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 5 minutes

Start by sterilizing the preserving jar.  fill the small pan with water and bring to a boil. Use the kitchen tongs to lower the preserving jar into the small pan with boiling water.

Turn the preserving jar around, until the whole jar has been cleaned and sterilized.  

Removing seeds from a scotch bonnet chilli
Removing seeds from a scotch bonnet chilli

Put on the powder-free latex gloves, you can skip this part but we highly recommend it. Remove the stems and seeds from the scotch bonnet chillies and cut them in half.

Repeat this step for the two small red peppers.  clean the ripe tomato and slice it into pieces; no need to be precise. Peel the cloves of garlic and set aside.  

Scotch bonnet chillies sambal
Scotch bonnet chillies sambal

Making the Scotch bonnet chillies sambal -- 10 minutes

Put the sliced scotch bonnet chillies into the blender along with the red peppers, chopped onion and tomato. Put the lid on the blender and pulse a few times. Add the apple vinegar, sugar, salt and sunflower oil.

Blend for 15 seconds, or until the sambal is smooth but not too chunky. Don't blend the sambal too much, otherwise, you'll end up with a mush.

Store the sambal in the sterilized preserving jar in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks after opening.

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