Category Archives: Sweet Pepper Sauce

Sweet & Sour Meatball recipe

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If ever you throw a party or invite people over for dinner, these sweet and sour meat balls are the perfect bite-sized finger food that will thrill your palate. Simply gather your ingredients as listed below and follow the instructions for this yummy everyday family meal.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

2 pounds Grind Meat – Beef

¼ cup bread crumbs

1 cup pineapple juice

½ cup sugar

3 tbsp. vinegar

4 slices pineapple (cut in pieces)

3 sweet peppers (cut in strips)

1 small onion (minced)

Salt & black pepper to taste

3 tbspn Cornstarch

1 tsp. soy sauce

DIRECTIONS:

* In a bowl, mix minced onion, salt, black pepper into ground meat and form into golf-sized balls.

* Add oil to frying pan and fry meat balls until crisp or golden brown.

*Remove pot from flame and place meatballs on a plate

* Add Pineapple juice to the oil left in the pan and heat for a few minutes. Mix together all other ingredients plus 6 tbsp of water and add to the pineapple juice.

*Cook until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly.

* Add the meatballs, heat thoroughly and make sure they are all evenly coated. These meatballs can be served alone as finger food, with steamed broccoli or over a bed of white rice.

For an additional kick, add any of Hot Mama’s Belize Pepper products for a spicy twist.

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Tamalitos / Ducunu Recipe

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 Spanish speaking locals in Belize call this next dish “tamalitos” while the Creole population call it “ducunu”. While this dish is labor intensive, it will leave you and your family wanting more. Tamalitos are made solely of corn and are rich in flavor. And while Ducunu requires ample time for preparation, here are some quick easy steps to follow to getting it done.

YOU WILL NEED:

8 full ears of corn (grated or ground)

1 dessert spoon margarine 10ml

1 large onion

1/4 cup thick coconut milk 125ml

2 tsps baking powder 10ml

1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS:

*Cut ends of corn.
*Peel off husk and silk. Leave the large husk to wrap ducunu.
*Grate or grind corn.
*Melt margarine (low heat). Add melted margarine, salt and baking powder to corn.
*Add milk and mix well until all ingredients are evenly coated.
*Place a couple corn cobs and 2-3 husks in pot to balance ducunu.

*Add water and bring to a boil.
*Scoop one large tablespoon corn mixture in each corn husk. Fold over and set between cobs in boiling water.

*Boil for 20-30 minutes

*Recommended to serve with stew chicken or any other meat of choice!

A great pairing for Ducunu is Hot Mama’s  sweet pepper sauce or habanero pepper sauce. Happy eating!

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Mmm Mmm Monday: Sweet Pepper Cream Cheese Dip/Spread

1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup Hot Mamas Sweet Pepper Sauce

Place the cream cheese onto the center of a plate and pour the Sweet Pepper Sauce over so it covers all of the cheese.  Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with fresh fruit, crackers or thin sliced French bread.  Garnish with small julienne of red apples & serve.  Serves 4-6 people.

Note: To use as as hors’ doeurves: soften cream cheese, blend with Sweet Pepper Sauce thoroughly and pipe through a tipped pastry bag onto crackers.

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Mmm Mmm Monday: Sweet and Spicy Chickemakis

1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 4 breasts)
1 (1 pound) package sliced bacon
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 cup Hot Mamas Sweet Pepper Sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes and cut each bacon slice into thirds.  Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a wooden pick.  Stir together brown sugar and chili powder and dredge wrapped chicken in mixture.  Coat a rack and broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Place chicken wrap on rack in broiler pan, bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until bacon is crisp.   Remove from oven and serve accompanied with a small ramekin of Sweet Pepper dipping sauce.  Serves 4-6 people

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Mmm Mmm Monday: Sweet Habanero Hollandaise Sauce

4 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 dash ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Hot Mamas Sweet Pepper Sauce

In a blender, combine the egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice, orange juice, black pepper and Sweet Pepper Sauce, cover and blend for about 5 seconds.  Place the butter in a glass measuring cup and heat in the microwave for about 1 minute or until lightly melted and hot.  Set the blender on high speed and pour the butter into the egg yolk mixture in a thin stream and it should thicken almost immediately.  Keep the blender on until fully emulsified. Serve warm.  Serves 4-6 people.

*Note- add roasted shallots & chopped fresh tarragon to this recipe for a Sweet Habanero Bernaise Sauce.

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Mmm Mmm Monday: Sweet Habanero Steak Sauce

2 tablespoons Hot Mamas Habanero Pepper Jelly
2 tablespoons Hot Mamas Sweet Pepper Sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
2 tablespoons malt vinegar
5 drops Hot Mamas Hot XX Habanero Pepper Sauce
Salt & pepper to taste

In a saucepan over high heat, blend Habanero Pepper Jelly, Sweet Pepper Sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, malt vinegar,
Hot XX Habanero Pepper Sauce, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil over high heat & reduce immediately to a slow simmer for 30 minutes while stirring every 2 minutes.  Chill & serve.  Serves 4-6 people.

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Mmm Mmm Monday: Sweet Pepper and Citrus Vinaigrette

1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup Hot Mamas Sweet Pepper Sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoons honey
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white sugar
Salt & pepper to taste

In a blender, combine the lemon juice, orange juice, lime juice, Sweet Pepper Sauce, honey, mustard & white sugar and blend at high speed for thirty seconds.  Slowly blend in the rest of the ingredients and add salt & pepper to taste before serving.  Serves 4-6 people.

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