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This mother-in-law recipe is rated HHHH for extremely, super hot ( one H for each pepper lol ). Lava, I thought, could have been used to compare this degree of heat but instead I’ll have to compare this mother-in-law to a mini nuclear reaction in your mouth hahaha!!!

Another Spicy Delight: Mother-In-Law

Ah mean, I could really tolerate the heat for a short while, but man the way the heat crept up to your tongue and then exploded was cause for some serious concern. The lime pepper sauce wasn’t even close to this.

But look at how beautiful it looks! It looks like a little salad with carrots and…what’s that sweet pepper? Oh! It’s Caraili. Maybe just a spoonful at the side won’t hurt ……Yeah right! You mean a very hot stinging salad that will terrorize you before, and remind you of the terror a few hours later lol! hahahaha.

In doing research online I found that this dish is similar to, save for some of the ingredients, a hot salsa called salsa de suegra. In theirs they use a lot of tomatoes or tomatillos, but one thing remains the same: the pepper! Strange that in Trinidad it is more closely associated to East Indian cuisine…. Just a thought.

Before I go. Please do not make mother-in-law under the guise of a salad to play a trick on your friends. Anyway, if that’s your intention, just leave the mother-in-law in the office refrigerator for the “person(s)” who like to steal your lunch. You are bound to catch them….. unless they love pepper too lol! Here’s Mother-In-Law trini style.

Mother-In-Law Recipe



1 med. carrot, chopped
2 limes (approx. 1/3 cup juice)
1 small onion
4 cloves garlic
4 hot peppers (but you can add less)
10 leaves chadon beni
1 caraili, chopped
salt to taste (about 1 tbsp)

Chop the peppers, onion, garlic, and chadon beni.

Add the chopped peppers etc. to the caraili and carrot.
Add the lime juice and salt.
Mix thoroughly.
The finished mother-in-law showing the lime juice.

OK! That was one hot post. See you soon with another trini recipe.

Ah Gone! :-) Don’t forget to leave your comments on this mother-in-law recipe in the comment box below.

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