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African Pepper Sauce

A super spicy sauce that can be toned down with a little mayonnaise and used on just about anything.  Our favorite is on Suya the spicy beef skewers from Cameroon.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Cameroon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1073kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 5 habanero or scotch bonnet peppers
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons bouillon or Maggi
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Salt


  • Coarsely chop the tomatoes, onions and peppers after removing the stem and seeds.
  • Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Pour the pepper mixture into a saucepan and bring to a boil, then simmer of about 15 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent it from burning. Add in salt to taste
  • Let it cool, then pour into a mason jar and refrigerate for up to a week.


Calories: 1073kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 111g | Saturated Fat: 89g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2409mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2185IU | Vitamin C: 111.4mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1.8mg