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How to make Spicy Haitian Peanut Butter

Spicy Haitian Peanut Butter

Mamba: Haitian Spicy Peanut Butter. The Haitian peanut butter version is creamy, delicious, and spicy from the hot habanero pepper—the perfect way to enjoy warm flatbread.

Mamba. Just saying the name evokes images of vibrant Haiti, rich flavors, and a touch of heat. It’s not your average peanut butter, oh no. Mamba is a spicy Haitian peanut butter that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Making mamba is a labor of love, a tradition passed down through generations. But don’t worry, you don’t have to travel to Haiti or spend hours grinding peanuts with a mortar and pestle to enjoy this deliciousness. Here’s a simplified recipe that will have you whipping up batches of mamba in no time:

peanut butter
peanut butter

The ingredients to make Spicy Haitian Peanut Butter

  • 20 ounces roasted peanuts (organic preferred): This is about 3 cups of peanuts. You can use roasted and salted peanuts, but if you do, you may want to omit or reduce the amount of salt added later in the recipe.
  • 4 – 5 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil: This will be used to roast the peanuts and to thin the peanut butter to the desired consistency.
  • Salt to taste: This will enhance the flavor of the peanuts and the peanut butter
  • 1/2 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper (seeds removed and minced): This will add heat to the peanut butter. Scotch bonnet peppers are much hotter than habanero peppers, so be careful when handling them and start with a small amount if you are not used to eating spicy food.

Here are some additional tips for making spicy peanut butter:

  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can grind the peanuts in a blender or with a mortar and pestle.
  • You can add other ingredients to the peanut butter, such as honey, garlic, or ginger.
  • Store the peanut butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
how to make peanut butter with NouBess
how to make peanut butter with NouBess

A delicious and exotic substitution

While NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce can add heat to your Haitian Spicy Peanut Butter in place of scotch bonnets or habaneros, it won’t be an exact match due to differences in flavor and consistency. Here’s what to consider:

Heat:

  • NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce: Varies depending on the brand and preparation, but generally mild to medium heat.
  • Scotch bonnets: Extremely hot, ranging from 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).
  • Habaneros: Very hot, ranging from 100,000 to 325,000 SHU.

Flavor:

  • NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce: Often vinegar-based with a blend of peppers and spices, offering tangy heat without much fruity sweetness.
  • Scotch bonnets: Fruity and citrusy with floral notes, alongside intense heat.
  • Habaneros: Fruity and floral with a more tropical aroma than scotch bonnets, also very hot.

Consistency:

  • NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce: Liquid, which means it can easily integrate into your mamba but might dilute the texture compared to chopped peppers.
  • Scotch bonnets: Flesh adds texture and richness to the mamba.
  • Habaneros: Similar texture to scotch bonnets, offering both heat and body.

Substitution Tips:

  • Start with a small amount of NouBess sauce and taste as you go. You can always add more, but you can’t take it away!
  • Consider adding some dried chilies like cayenne or red pepper flakes for additional heat and a bit of textural crunch.
  • If you want to introduce some of the fruity/citrusy notes missing from the sauce, you can add a squeeze of fresh lime juice or orange zest.
  • Remember, mamba is about personal preference. Adjust the heat and flavors to your liking, and feel free to experiment with other ingredients like ginger or garlic for more complexity.

Ultimately, using NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce as a substitute will offer a different twist on Haitian Spicy Peanut Butter. Embrace the change and see if you discover a new favorite variation!

How to enjoy mamba:

  • Spread it on toast, crackers, or baguettes.
  • Use it as a dip for vegetables or fruit.
  • Add it to stir-fries or soups.
  • Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a Haitian twist!

Mamba is not just a delicious condiment; it’s a taste of Haitian culture. So next time you’re looking for something new and exciting to try, give mamba a whirl. You won’t be disappointed!

Additional notes:

  • Mamba is traditionally made with a mortar and pestle, which gives it a unique texture and flavor. If you have one, feel free to use it!
  • Mamba can be quite spicy, so start with a small amount and adjust to your taste.
  • Be careful when handling scotch bonnet peppers, as they can irritate your skin. Wear gloves if necessary.
  • There are two methods below to try. Whatever method you choose you won’t be disappointed.

I hope you enjoy the recipe for Haitian Spicy Peanut Butter and a second recipe method with a hint of honey in Haitian Spicy Peanut Butter! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Spicy Haitian Peanut Butter
Spicy Haitian Peanut Butter

Happy cooking!

How to make Spicy Haitian Peanut Butter – Method #1

Spicy Haitian Peanut Butter to enjoy with bread, cassava crackers or plain crackers.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 2 1/4 cups
Calories 2230 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 ounces roasted peanuts organic preferred
  • 4 – 5 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper (seeds remove and minced)

Instructions
 

  • Place the roasted peanuts in a food processor with the hot pepper and oil, and salt to taste. Grind peanuts to the desired crunchiness. Remove from food processor and store in a clean glass jar or plastic container.
  • Enjoy with crackers, cassava crackers, bread or any other way you prefer.

Notes

Buy toasted organic peanuts preferably.

Nutrition

Calories: 2230kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 79gFat: 206gSaturated Fat: 33gPolyunsaturated Fat: 70gMonounsaturated Fat: 93gSodium: 1228mgPotassium: 2208mgFiber: 25gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 24IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 284mgIron: 7mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword peanut, peanut butter, spicy peanut butter
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Corn Allergy:

Always choose ingredients without corn or corn derivatives.

Method #2

Spicy Haitian Peanut Butter

How to make Spicy Haitian Peanut Butter – Method #2

5 from 1 vote

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups raw peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/2 tp 1 scotch bonnet peppers seeded and chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Roast the peanuts: Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the peanuts and roast, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and fragrant. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  • Cool and peel the peanuts: Transfer the roasted peanuts to a plate or towel to cool slightly. Once cool enough to handle, rub the peanuts between your palms to remove the skins. Discard the skins.
  • Grind the peanuts: Add the peeled peanuts, scotch bonnet peppers, honey or brown sugar, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until a chunky paste forms. Scrape down the sides of the processor as needed.
  • Blend until smooth: Continue blending until the mamba reaches your desired consistency. Some people prefer it chunky, while others like it smooth. Taste and adjust the spiciness or sweetness as needed.
  • Store: Transfer the mamba to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Notes

For a deeper flavor, toast the peanuts in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes before grinding.
If you don’t have scotch bonnet peppers, you can use habanero peppers or another type of hot pepper. Just be careful not to add too much, as they can be very spicy!
You can also add other ingredients to your mamba, such as garlic, ginger, or cinnamon. Get creative and experiment to find your perfect flavor combination.

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Tried this recipe?Mention @noubesscaribbean or tag #noubesscaribbean!

Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.

Time to stock up your Pantry! Shop Noubess.comCheck out Noubess Shop!

Corn Allergy:

Always choose ingredients without corn or corn derivatives.

Originally published March 23, 2015.

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Best to chop & sauté the fresh pepper in the peanut oil 1st before adding to blended peanuts.
    Or even cooking the whole recipe before jarring. This is for food safety reasons. Peppers or any vegetables grown in the garden can carry clostridium or botulism spores even after washing. Peanut butter by nature is an anaerobic environment & one where botulism can flourish. It’s the reason why peanut butter is usually pasteurized. Great recipe! Enjoy !!!

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