African Hot Peppers List and Making Shito Pepper Sauce
List of hot peppers from Africa and how to make Shito hot pepper sauce
Hot peppers that originated from Africa
An extremely hot
habanero chili from Ghana. They are slightly ribbed and turn from a shiny green
to bright red as they ripen. The plants are sprawling bushes that can be grown
either in the ground or large pots.
Sea Spring Seeds
selection from the Ghanaian landrace kpakpo shito, the small, roundish fruit
are about 20 mm in diameter and change from lime green to orange to red as they
mature. They are very hot, and their deep lobes make them look somewhat like
the cheeks of a vagabond, hence the name. The plants are a tidy bush and can
grow unsupported, making them perfectly suited for small or large pots and grow
A Habanero relative,
this prolific plant can grow tall. The plant produces good yields of wrinkled
extremely hot fruits which turn from pale green to bright yellow when mature.
They have a fruity, almost citrus-like flavor making it a very attractive hot sauce.
A habanero chili
selected by Sea Spring Seeds from the kpakpo shito landrace of Ghana. A high
proportion of the small fruit (about 25 mm in diameter) is bell-shaped, making
this variety possibly the smallest bell pepper in the world. They are hot, but
measuring around 37,500 SHUs they are still one of the milder habaneros. The
medium-tall, bushy plants can be grown in the ground or larger pots, though
they will need support to stay upright.
that is thin-fleshed, wrinkled fruit is about the size and shape of the
forefinger, turning from green to red as they ripen. Mauritians like to eat
this chili green, either gently fried in oil or coated in a spicy batter made
from chickpea flour and deep-fried.
What makes hot peppers hot
The hot pepper’s power is concentrated in the placenta, the central core of the fruit that contains the seeds, otherwise known as the pith, and the thick veins that attach the placenta to the pepper wall.
Removing the seeds, then, usually results in removing the placenta and veins, thus cooling the fruit’s heat.
Shito Ghanaian Pepper Sauce Recipe
Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce is made with hot peppers, shrimp, fish, tomato paste and seasonings to create Ghana’s most beloved hot sauce.
How to make Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce
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