Every cuisine has its hot sauce recipe favorite and its own gamut of condiments it hails from, that becomes the pride and joy of their creations: Salsa, Harissa, Charif, Schug, Chutney, Hot Pepper Jelly, to name just a few. All delicious and all worth making.
I confess I love them all! Schug is the Yemenite Favorite, all-green, pungent and pleasantly acrid, thanks to the inclusion of Fenugreek, a staple in Yemenite Cooking, called Halbah in Arabic.
- 6 jalapeno peppers
- 1 large bunch cilantro, stems cut off
- 1/4 cup ground fenugreek
- 2 teaspoon ground dry coriander
- 6 large cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Process all ingredients in a food processor, until fine but not completely smooth. You want a schug with some texture. Store refrigerated in a glass jar.