Jeff's Luscious Red Pepper Sauce

red pepper sauce recipe

This was a recipe named by me but invented by my ex-husband Jeff, who besides being a gifted gardener and landscaper who can revive even the saddest-looking plants, is also a great cook. This recipe is fast and easy to make, and the sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.

The peppers should be broiled on all sides. It’s ok if the skin turns black, but be sure to check them frequently to make sure they don’t burn.

It’s a versatile sauce that can also be used as a marinade. Use it on pasta or over rice, dip slices of bread or chilled shrimp in it, or spread it over bread and sprinkle with cheese, then put in the oven to melt the cheese. It makes a great marinade for chicken or turkey cutlets, too!

Enjoy warm or cold!

½ teaspoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

A pinch of ground cayenne pepper

Salt and white pepper to taste


3 red peppers

1 small onion

1 large clove garlic

1 can chicken stock

Lemon juice form ½ lemon


red pepper sauce recipe


  1. Broil peppers, let cool, and peel off outer skin

  2. Chop peppers into medium or large pieces

  3. Sauté peppers, onions, and garlic in olive oil

  4. Pour in lemon juice, chicken stock, and other ingredients

  5. Cook 15 minutes uncovered until soft

  6. Let cool

  7. Purée in food processor or blender

red pepper sauce recipe

I find that the texture of the sauce comes out finer, and the flavour a bit richer if you reduce the liquid while cooking, by about a third, and use a mini food processor for the final product.


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