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Creole Sauce

Updated February 23, 2016
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Creole sauces are served throughout the French Caribbean, and every cook has his or her own version. It can be as simple as a sort of vinaigrette, pepped up with lime juice and Scotch bonnet chiles, as complex as a long-simmered tomato sauce perfumed with fresh thyme and whole allspice. Pipiri Palace’s Creole Sauce takes the simple approach, to emphasize the fresh flavor of grilled pork, without a lot of spices or sweeteners.

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Dietary Considerationdiabetic, egg-free, gluten-free, halal, healthy, kosher, lactose-free, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Taste and Texturegarlicky, light, savory, sharp, spiced, tangy, tart

Type of Dishbarbecue sauce, sauces

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 scallion, white part only, finely chopped
  • Coarse salt (kosher or sea)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or scallion greens
  • 1 ripe tomato, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 piece (½ inch) Scotch bonnet chile, seeded and minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or more to taste
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Place the garlic, scallion, and ½ teaspoon of salt in a nonreactive mixing bowl and mash well with the back of a wooden spoon. Add the chives, tomato, Scotch bonnet, and lime juice and whisk to mix. Whisk in the oil in a thin stream; the sauce should thicken slightly. Taste for seasoning, adding pepper and additional salt and/or lime juice as necessary.

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