• Sauce Chien


Sauce Chien

By Andrew Zimmern

Sauce Chien is a bright, sour, spicy, garlicky salsa that originated in the West Indies… it’s a perfect accompaniment for any grilled meat.

Sauce Chien


  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 6 scallions minced
  • 1 fresh scotch bonnet or habanero chili pepper cleaned and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, pureed
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil


Combine all the ingredients except the water, lime and oil in a bowl. Stir to combine.

Add the boiling water. Set aside to cool.

Add the lime and oil.

Photograph by Madeleine Hill.

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