How To Make Nigerian Pepper Sauce For Storing

Nigerian pepper sauce packed in plastic containers for storing in the refrigerator.
 Nigerian pepper sauce is very easy to make and can keep for months. Before now, I tried to store fresh pepper by freezing, wrapping in newspaper, wrapping in leaves and all but nothing worked because after a few days, the perishable pepper begins to rot, even if kept in the fridge, and, if you love to cook with fresh pepper then you have to be shopping every week. Ever since I tried the pepper sauce recipe and it worked, I haven't tried any other method of preserving fresh pepper and this is so economical. Buying in baskets is cheaper, can only be enjoyed if you know how to successfully preserve the pepper. Drying is also good but then it's no longer fresh pepper.

After I published the step by step post on grilled fish and chicken, with pictures of my grilled chicken sauce, I started to receive a lot of mails asking how to make that pepper sauce. Then decided to take pics yesterday while making another cause the last one kept for over a month. Here are the pics. The pepper had already been pounded before I remembered my kitchen camera, so, I'll just list the ingredients with the cooking pics.

Ingredients for Pepper Sauce:


  • Red fresh pepper
  • Seaoning cubes
  • Onion
Oil being poured into the pounded pepper
Pepper in oil before placing on the cooker
Nigerian pepper sauce waiting to happen. the onion here is not well pounded because it was added late. It's best to add everything all at once before pounding or blending.
 How To Make Pepper Sauce:
Put washed fresh pepper in a mortar if you are pounding, add your seasoning cubes, I used knorr beef seasoning for this. 6 cubes were pounded with the pepper, a large onion was also chopped in there and pounded.

It is then scooped out into a fry pan, oil is poured in before turning on the heat. This sauce was allowed to boil in very low heat for about ten minutes. It did not fry, the oil cooked it and I turned off the heat without letting the hot juice dry up. It is cooled and packed for the fridge. If you make much, some can be kept in the freezer for long term storing. Fresh pepper preserved this way can last for as long as I want with the fresh pepper aroma and taste intact.
pounded fresh pepper
Boiling pepper sauce cooked in low heat and taken off the heat before it dries and begins to fry

Do not cook until sauce begins to dry up cos it might begin to fry. Avoid frying cos you need to use the sauce in other soups and sauces. Let it boil a little in the oil and that's it.
Aside from cooking with this pepper sauce. Pepper lovers enjoy it with plantain and yam.

For mailers asking for a list of my Nigerian hot dog and Naija burger ingredients, sorry I couldn't create time to reply individually, will try and publish that later today.
Have fun preserving your fresh pepper!

Comments

  1. I'm new here and so enjoying ur recipes Eya. God bless ur heart.

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    1. Bless you too coco Black baby. My french is doing well.

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    2. Bless you too coco Black baby. My french is doing well.

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    3. If you are making pepper sauce to serve with already cooked food, chop and add different colours pepper like green pepper, tatashey and others that you like.

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  2. I'm new here and so enjoying ur recipes Eya. God bless ur heart.

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  3. Very nice and easy to prepare.

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  4. if u guys add fried beef to d sauce while its cooking, n allow to fry togeda, u wud love d taste! I usually make d sauce to eat wit fried beef or chicken, i didnt knw it cud b used for other tins

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  5. Thanks Eya. No more losing of unused fresh pepper.

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  6. PriscoBestAugust 19, 2014

    That is very nice, street to the kitchen to prepare the one I bought this weekend.

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  7. PriscoBestAugust 19, 2014

    That is very nice, straight to the kitchen to prepare the one I bought this weekend.

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  8. i'm not sure why your fresh pepper goes bad in the freezer. is it that the freezer is not cold enough. My peppers last in there. I'm just curious about what's happening with yours

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    1. The freezer freezes them. When you need a teaspoonful for your soup, it's frozen.

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    2. are these atarodo?
      mine might be different because i'm using the fridge freezer

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  9. Aunty Eya pls what is d best site for baby prediction test. Am confused if its baby center or Chinese calendar......pls pls pls help a sister

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    1. Baby center calculates with a Chinese calendar.

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  10. This is great except the pounding part (i'd rather blend). Long time ago my mother used to blend fresh pepper and keep in air tight container in the freezer. That used to work too. These days, she just blends her dry pepper voila; issue solved. I agree though it never has the fresh pepper taste.

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  11. I have always fried my pepper sauce but I like this method. Will try it out soon.

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  12. I have always fried my pepper sauce but I like this method. Will try it out soon.

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  13. I have always fried my pepper sauce but I like this method. Will try it out soon.

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  14. It's very nice and for some pregnant women that need more pepper, you can add it to your plate of food instead of making the whole family suffer.

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  15. Aunt Eya u keep making us beta wives. God bless u. I'll do dis ASAP

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  16. eya baby what of if u want to blend the pepper with water? because any time i pound pepper, it splashes mercilessly on me. how will the sauce be prepared since u did not make that provision. wont the water affect the cooking of the pepper sauce with oil.

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  17. Hi, I just found your website, it's great, welldone
    when you say fresh pepper, I believe you mean bell pepper and not the really hot small pepper called scotch bonnet, can you explain please
    Also how much pepper do you use and oil in cooking this pepper sauce, it will be nice if you can specify measurents in your ingredients list

    thank you

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  18. Hi, I just found your website, it's great, welldone
    when you say fresh pepper, I believe you mean bell pepper and not the really hot small pepper called scotch bonnet, can you explain please
    Also how much pepper do you use and oil in cooking this pepper sauce, it will be nice if you can specify measurents in your ingredients list

    thank you

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  19. I used fresh red scotch bonet peppers

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  20. I used fresh red scotch bonet peppers

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