Nigerian Pepper Sauce Recipe (Pepper Dip)

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Nigerian Pepper Sauce

Nigerian Pepper Sauce is a tasty, spicy sauce made with hot peppers.
I love the versatility of this sauce and it is so easy to prepare.
You can use it as a dip for roasted/grilled plantains, yams, potatoes and spring rolls(yes , spring rolls)☺.

I also add it as a topping for  boiled rice , potatoes and plantains.

Below, you’ll find two (2) different recipes; one that you can prepare with heat and the other with little or no heat.

So, here’s a video recipe on How To Make Nigerian Pepper Sauce.

Recipe 1
Nigerian Pepper Sauce Ingredients
* 3 Scotch bonnet peppers (atarodo)
* 1 tomato (optional, but it balances the heat of the pepper)
* 1 small Onion Bulb
* 1 teaspoonful Ground Crayfish(optional but I love the taste it gives this sauce)
* 2 tablespoonful Vegetable oil or Palm oil(depending on your preference)
* 1 small stock cube
* Salt to taste

* Chop the onions into small bits and set aside.

* Chop the peppers and tomatoes into bits and blend coarsely (not smooth)

See also  Sandwich Maker Frittata

* Heat up the oil until hot. Add the chopped onions and stir fry for few seconds.

* Then, add the ground crayfish and also stir fry for a few seconds.
TIP: Frying the ground crayfish,gives the sauce a unique taste and also gives the it a darker color.

*  Add the blended pepper mix and fry for 10 minutes

*Add the stock cube and salt to taste; Mix throughly and after 30 seconds, your sauce is ready. Yummy!

For the The second Nigerian Pepper Sauce Recipe
You’ll need
* 3 Scotch bonnet peppers (atarodo)
* 1 small Onion Bulb
* 1 teaspoonful Crayfish(optional but I love the taste it gives this sauce)
* 4 tablespoonful Red Palm oil
* Salt to taste

* Blend the peppers and onions  coarsely( you should be able to see bits of the pepper and onion) and scoop into a bowl.

*  Add the ground crayfish ,red palm oil and salt to taste. Mix thoroughly and the sauce is ready for use.

See also  Plantain Puff puff : how to make plantain puff puff

If the red palm oil is congealed or solidified, you can heat up the sauce in the oven or microwave  before use.

I like the two recipes, but I find myself repeating the first one , over and over again.Go Figure,Honey! ☺.LOl
Nigerian Pepper sauce tastes really good and serves as a quick dip for several foods. Enjoy!

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  4. Anonymous
    October 17, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Try out the second pepper sauce with boiled yam, you're going to enjoy it. Been eating that since my primary school days.

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    July 7, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    What can you eat the sauce with? Also, what tastes best with it? Please let me know!

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    Its really nice with hot rice

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    Can I use red pepper (tatase), instead of the atarodoI want to try this recipe this week.Keep up the good workThank you.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 16, 2014 / 2:18 pm

      Thanks dear. Atarodo is hotter, you can mix them up if you don't want it too hot 🙂

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