Some Like It Hot (Fresh Pepper Condiment)

Total Time
8 mins
0 mins

A certain seafood restaurant chain recently served this with their calamari, and at home I recreated it. It's great with all meats and seafood. Mine wasn't even hot enough, surprise, surprise! It will all depend on the type of hot peppers you use. It's a tiny amount, made fresh, and will benefit from being made ahead, covered, and left at room temperature until needed. Ingredients can be tweaked to your taste.

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  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper, no seeds, very finely chopped (I used green and red cayenne peppers from my own garden)
  • 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 12 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, fresh, very finely chopped
  • 14 teaspoon salt (or more, do not leave out)


  1. Prepare all ingredients.
  2. Mix well in a glass bowl, and leave to stand for 1 hour to a day.
  3. Decant into a tiny glass or porcelain dish.
  4. Serve with grilled (or other) meats.