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Where Did It Come From?

The Scotch Bonnet supposedly comes from the Tam O Shanter. But I wonder whether a Scottish woman in the Caribbean, or more likely a soldier. Wherever, some old market lady saw the hat and exclaimed “that looks just like my peppers” and off we go into the present and the wonderful fragrant scotch bonnet peppers […]

Umami – the yummy deliciousness secret

We think aged daikon brings umami and its “yummy deliciousness” to our sauce and that is what brings customers back time and again. We get asked a lot about daikon, so many people do not know this mild giant Japanese radish. We are the only hot sauce maker in the Uk to age and to […]

Review of Ooft!

Nice review of Ooft! done by a customer. Some notes on the review. Daikon or Mooli is a large white radish and brings subtle flavour enhancement and depth to the sauce. Ooft! is aged for 1-3 years before bottling giving a very rich taste. Because it is an AGED artisan product there are flavour differences […]

Goog Plus Recipes

Lots more recipes on our Google Plus page Ooft! Caribbean Recipes

Caribbean Style Kippers with Ooft! Hot Sauce

Nostalgic for  smoke herring and fry bake in Trinidad. Now what’s an equivalent and inexpensive in Scotland? Kippers. So to the recipe. Sliced onion and sweet pepper half a chilli slow cooked until soft with a little oil. Throw in 2 tomatoes chopped and cover to simmer down. Add shredded Kippers, cook for 2-3min. season to […]

Slow cooked beef brisket tortilla wraps

Take a frying pan and render down some onions and garlic slowly. Remove and turn up heat and sear pieces of brisket until browned. Add all to a covered oven pan together with half a bottle of Ooft! Hot Chipotle sauce and enough water to cover meat, and cook low for 4 hours. Drain and […]


This is banana big brother and very versatile. Cook it green as a vegetable with curry, or let it ripen until dark and then peel slice and fry gently until golden brown. Salt lightly and serve with roti and drops of Ooft! Scotch Bonnet, or as in picture on a roll. Plantain has a taste […]

Mango Chow

Other than just eating them a lot of people struggle to know what to do with mangoes. This very simple dish is a lovely healthy snack. Choose firm mango, peel and cut up into a bowl. Add spoon of sugar, spoon salt, small bunch coriander finely chopped, Ooft! Scotch Bonnet 1 tsp or less. 2 […]

Trinidad Crab and Dumpling

This is a must if you visit Tobago. In Trinidad they use land crabs, sold at the roadside by small boys on long poles about 6-8 to a bunch. In the UK we use medium brown crabs. It is essential they are live crabs, hard to get in the UK unless you know a fisherman. […]

Caribbean Salmon

Caribbean Salmon and Rice

Caribbean Salmon. This is a wonderful recipe that uses an every day stand by in a unique way, and is so delicious my sons want it served every week. It is also a 25 minute meal, i.e. the whole meal takes about 25 minutes from start to finish. Tinned salmon will suddenly assume a role […]