Jamaican Pepper Wine

 

Sauce

Jamaican Pepper Wine

This a rum-based hot sauce is adapted from “The Complete Book of Caribbean Cooking” by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz (Ballantine, 1986). Use a few drops in soups, sauces and at the table to season seafood or meats. Whole dried chiles can also be used.

6 whole, fresh, hot red peppers

2 cups white or gold rum

Place the peppers in a glass jar and pour in the rum. Cover tightly and let steep at room temperature for 10 days. Makes 1 pint.

Per teaspoon: 11 calories, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, 0 protein, 0 carbohydrates, 0 fiber, 0 mg sodium.

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