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    Papaya hot sauce

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes

    Makes: about 200ml


    1 ripe papaya, peeled, halved, deseeded and roughly chopped
    2 red chillies, roughly chopped (deseeded, if liked)
    2 shallots, chopped
    4 tbsp Chinese rice vinegar
    5 tbsp lime juice (about 4 limes)
    1 garlic clove, crushed
    15g fresh root ginger, finely grated
    1½ tbsp light muscovado sugar
    pinch ground cinnamon


    1. Put all the ingredients in a small blender and whizz until completely smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan and put over a low-medium heat.

    2. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 12-15 minutes, stirring often, until the sauce has reduced by 1 /3. Season, allow to cool then store in the fridge for up to 1 week. Use as a hot sauce or dip for tacos, quesadillas or burritos. 

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose & Partners Food, March 2019 issue. Download the Waitrose & Partners Food app for the full issue


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