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Ooft! home made hot sauce on the Table

Ooft! home made hot sauce is very pleased to announce that the wonderful Glasgow Science Centre, (link to GSC Website)  one of Scotland’s premier visitor venues attracting thousands of families annually from all over the world has chosen Ooft! Hot Sauce to grace every table in the Centre Café. Hot Sauce is growing in popularity […]

Langholm Chilli Club on the map

Langholm Chilli Club arrives with a splash in 2018! Just down the road from Ooft! a group of locals in the small pretty Borders town of Langholm got together and started a club. Now we are in Scotland the land of the golfer, the hunter, and the walker, but they chose to grow, compare, and […]

Hot Sauce recipe – Making Ooft! – Part One

hot sauce recipe

  Hot sauce recipe – Making Ooft! Hot sauce recipe – When we make Ooft! part of the process is checking each individual pepper for quality. So in the picture above carefully hand washed peppers are being checked, topped, and chopped ready for “long term aging”. The centre of the image shows the tops, sometimes […]

Extreme Hot Sauce using Carolina Reaper – Dangerously Hot

Extreme hot sauces - Carolina Reaper

Extreme Hot Sauces Extreme hot sauce are we going too far? In a report on the BBC in April a man ate a Carolina Reaper pepper and ended up in hospital with a massive migraine. Doctors seem to think the pepper constricted the blood to his brain. LINK to story on BBC. How did we […]

Oxtails Caribbean Style recipe card

oxtail

  Our new recipe card only available online is a wonderful rich oxtail stew served with red beans and rice. This is a traditional Caribbean favourite. If you buy larger oxtails then one per person will be plenty with the flavoursome red beans stew.  

Scoville Scale – Why are peppers hot?

Best Hot Sauce UK, Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

  Scoville Scale Scoville Scale is a measure of the heat in hot peppers. Heat in hot peppers, where does it come from and why? I have just been reading a very erudite report at Harvard University about the origin of heat in peppers. It amazed me that all the pepper lovers in the world […]

Hot Sauce Brands – which is best?

hot sauce brands

Hot Sauce Brands – Like most “what is the best” questions there is a different answer for different needs so essentially you are asking what is the best hot sauce for me to use with my X, where x can be a hot dog to a quesadilla. The answer therefor can vary enormously. If I […]

Trinidad Pelau

pelau

  Pelau Pelau is a big favourite in Trinidad. Go to a local beach on a weekend and see all the families, kids in the water, parents set up with big pots of pelau for lunch. Pelau can be made with chicken, pork or beef. Essentially its a one pot meal derived from Indian sources […]

Hot Sauce Review of Ooft! Aged Hot Sauce

Clifton Chilli Club

  Hot Sauce review Great review of Ooft! from the famous and impartial Clifton Chilli Club. REVIEW LINK Buy Ooft! the sauce being reviewed by clicking this link. LINK TO CLUB WEBSITE Watch the faces as they taste our hot sauce. Note that they say they would buy this sauce, an acid test for reviews. […]

Ackee and Saltfish

Ackee

The Jamaicans have created a lovely tasty breakfast with this dish. Ackee is a fruit from a large tree and is poisonous if eaten unripe. So its best to buy tinned ackee available from most supermarkets that carry international foods. They are expensive around £4.50 a tin but the consistency and taste cannot be duplicated. […]