Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Hot and Sweet Pepper Sauce

Hot and Sweet Pepper Sauce is a great condiment. You can use it to top your favourite burger or sandwich or add some feta and turn it into a spicy dip. I like to make this when I have lots of different peppers in the fridge.

You will need:

  • 1-2 sweet red/orange peppers
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 onions
  • 6 cloves garlic 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
This isn't an exact recipe. You can use whatever combination of peppers you have. Roast them and then blend.

Step 1: chop all your peppers removing seeds and stems. Chop onion and leave garlic cloves with the skins on. Spread on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast in a 375 degree oven until starting to carmelize and brown.

Step 2: remove the paper from the garlic cloves and put everything into a food processor. Grind to make a smooth paste. You can add a bit more olive oil and some balsamic vinegar. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. If you want to make this into a dip add some feta cheese to the food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. You wont need salt if you add  the feta.

Its a nice topping for a slice of cheese, a burger or a sandwich. You can also add it to meatloaf or even toss some on pasta.

I have jazzed up a grilled cheese sandwich by adding a layer of this zesty spread. If you don't want it too hot add just one jalapeno or omit them completely to get a sweet sauce.

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