Spicy Tomato Sauce

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Spicy Tomato Sauce

I decided to make a spicy West African tomato sauce which is called kanni. I decided to use scotch bonnets for their sweet heat that I know would pair well with the acidic tomatoes. I also added lime juice to help tame the heat level.

 

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Spicy Tomato Sauce

I decided to make a spicy West African tomato sauce which is called kanni. I decided to use scotch bonnets for their sweet heat that I know would pair well with the acidic tomatoes. I also added lime juice to help tame the heat level. Tips for success: If you’re a fan of heat but not scotch bonnet levels, you can use a jalapeno. If you cannot find fresh scotch bonnets, you can usually find some scotch bonnet pepper sauce from ethic grocery stores.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African, caribbean, Southern
Keyword tomato sauce
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 persons

Equipment

  • 4 quart pot
  • Chef knife
  • Cutting board
  • Dry measuring spoons

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 28 oz. whole peeled tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped fine
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper chopped fine
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ bunch cilantro chopped small

Instructions

  • Turn on the heat to medium high in a 4-quart sauce pot add grape seed oil, squeeze whole tomatoes with hands and add to the pot, cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and scotch bonnet, stir a few times, add the lime juice, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add to a food blender and pulse 3-5 times, until sauce is smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning and stir in cilantro.

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

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