Foodie Gifts: Chilli & Garlic Sauce

Here’s another fabulous foodie-gift idea from the ever-inventive team from Sense of Taste Chef School Chef Peter and Chef Byron. This recipe makes 8 to 10 jars (220ml per jar) of sizzling delicious Chilli & Garlic Sauce.  It can be used on its own or added to all sorts of stews, curries and sauces.  But be warned: it’s a strong, bold gift, full of va-vooma and not for the faint-hearted!

Use a little, a lot and if it’s stored properly in a clean, sterilised jar with a lid in the fridge, it’ll last for ages.  A small gift with a big impact!


  • 750g  Chopped Fresh Serana Green Chillies include seeds (or Red Chillies – whatever you can find as long as it is chilli with some va va voom) Red Chillies are rather nice for Christmas!
  • 200g Chopped Fresh Garlic
  • 2 Cups Lemon Juice
  • 1 ½ Cups Olive Oil
  • ¼ Oryx Dessert Cup Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Oryx Black Pepper
  • ½ Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • Extra olive oil for top of the jar


  • Put the chillies and garlic into a blender
  • Blend together slowly adding the salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil and white wine vinegar
  • Allow resting overnight in the fridge after blending
  • Sterilise your jars or bottles and lids in boiling water for 10 minutes
  • Dry and cool
  • Fill the jars with Chilli and Garlic Sauce
  • Cover top with some olive oil
  • Wrap and put under Christmas Tree or into Christmas Stockings

IMPORTANT NOTE – once opened, it must be stored in the refrigerator and always use a clean spoon when taking chilli sauce out of the jar