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Caribbean Mango Pepper Sauce

This sauce is perfect on fish, chicken and pork. Or just serve it as a dip with tortilla chips or plantains.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Caribbean, Tropical
Keyword: Hot Sauce, Mango Pepper Sauce
Servings: 3 cups, approx.
Author: Anna


  • 1 red bell pepper, stem removed, halved and seeded
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, stem removed, halved and seeded
  • 2 Scotch Bonnet peppers, cut in half, stem and seeds removed *see notes
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and rough chopped
  • 6 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup water


  • Put all of the ingredients into a large non-reactive saucepan. I use my enameled cast iron pot.
  • Put this pot of goodness on the stove-top, cover, bring to a boil then immediately turn down to a simmer.
  • Tip the cover to let some air escape and simmer gently, with the cover tipped for about an hour.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Using a blender or immersion blender, purée the ingredients. Careful, it's hot! You can also wait until it cools a bit to do the blending.
  • Then put the puréed mixture through a medium mesh strainer. This is the step that makes the silky sauce. If you have a "tamis," pronounced "tammy," this works well for the volume of sauce here.


Gr8 Pepper Tip:

For a hotter sauce, leave the seeds in the pepper, for a milder sauce, remove the seeds. Be careful, these peppers are hot!

Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:

You can make it ahead of time, it will stay in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.

Gr8 Gift Idea!

Package it up in a pretty container to give as a gift. Make sure to put instructions on the tag that it needs refrigeration.
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