Nick Tahou’s Hot Sauce Recipe

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Nick Tahou Hot is a reputed restaurant that has been serving delicious food for more than 50 years. All the food items including sauce recipes in this restaurant are extremely mouthwatering. One of the best sauce recipes is Nick Tahou’s hot sauce recipe. If you want to try this at home, follow our expert guide. 

Making this sauce at home and refrigerating it for several meals will easier your daily life. It’s a way to enhance the taste and flavor of your regular dishes. More or less, we all tried the hot sauce either in a restaurant or at home. 

So, the taste of the hot sauce is known to us. Still, today’s hot sauce recipe will come in a bit different taste as it’s taken from Nick Tahou’s recipe guide. Our recipe won’t be as same as the original Nick Tahou but will be Nick Tahou-styled hot sauce. So, let’s check out how to make this delicious sauce recipe. 

Nick Tahou's Hot Sauce Recipe

Nick Tahou’s Hot Sauce Ingredients

This hot sauce recipe will be prepared based on fruits where you’ll have to add different fruits. But, we’ll add pineapples. You can add fruits according to your preference. Here’s what you need to make this hot sauce recipe- 

  • Habanero Peppers (3)

We would like to get this sauce more hot and spicy. So, we’ll take 3 habanero peppers. You can reduce the amount to 2 if you want. Take the habanero and slice them in half. 

  • Onion (1/2)

Take a larger onion and chop it in half. Now you’ll chop the half onion into cube size. You need not to use more onion. Therefore, half an onion will be perfect. You either can apply a sweet onion or a regular white onion. We’ll apply the white onion. Both the onion types are perfect for this recipe. 

  • Ripe Pineapple (1/2)

Take ½ ripe pineapple and chop them into cube size. Make sure the pineapple is ripped well. But, it should not be overly ripped. 

  • Lime Juice (1 Lime)

Take a whole lime and squeeze the juice from it. You’ll need the juice of a whole lime. However, if you feel it’s difficult for you to get fresh lime juice, you can use store-bought lime juice as well. 

  • Fresh Ginger Paste (1 Tsp)

Take 1 tsp of fresh ginger paste. You can use ginger powder too. 

  • Marjoram & Cumin Powder (¼ Tsp)

To add an extraordinary flavor, you’ll be required to apply cumin and marjoram powder. But, apply a small amount. For this recipe, ¼ tsp of cumin powder and ¼ tsp of marjoram powder will be perfect. 

  • Vinegar (⅔ Cup)

Vinegar will add an excellent texture to your sauce. For this recipe, ⅔ cup of distilled vinegar will be perfect. 

  • Water (1 Cup)

You’ll also be required to have 1 cup of water. 

  • Sugar (2 Tsp)

Adding sugar will give a good taste to balance out the acidity of your hot sauce. You need 2 tsp of sugar for today’s sauce recipe. But, adding sugar is optional. If you want to skip it, you can. 

  • Salt (1 ¼ Tsp)

Adding a little amount of salt will help balance the taste of sweet and heat. So, take 1 ¼ tsp of salt. 

How to Make Nick Tahou’s Hot Sauce

This hot sauce recipe is still very simple if you have your fruits ready. Now you have all the ingredients ready, so let’s make your favorite hot sauce from 


Put a deep bottom saucepan on the stove and add sliced onion, pineapple, habanero, and ginger to the saucepan. Now add water and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Now add sugar and salt to the simmered ingredients. Ensure the ingredients are softened. 

Simmer Pineapple, Onion, Habanero, & Ginger

Image: Simmer Pineapple, Onion, Habanero, & Ginger


Once the ingredients are boiled well, remove the saucepan from your stove and allow it to be cold for 10 minutes. Now give the mixture to the blender and add vinegar and lime juice and blend all of them together. 

Blend the Boiled Mixture with Vinegar and Lime Juice

Image: Blend the Boiled Mixture with Vinegar and Lime Juice


When you finish blending the simmered ingredients with vinegar and lime juice, add cumin, and marjoram powder to the mixture. Now blend them again. 

Add Cumin Powder and Marjoram

Image: Add Cumin Powder and Marjoram


After you blend everything, just give it a quick try whether sugar, salt, or heat everything is perfect. If so, your sauce is ready to be bottled. So, pour the blended hot sauce into a bottle and store it.


As you see your hot sauce has such a beautiful color. It’s now ready to serve and enjoy. Serve it with your preferred dish. 

Best Side Dishes to Serve With 

This hot sauce recipe goes best with pizza, hamburgers, and tacos. You also can apply it with some other popular dishes, for example-

  • Mac & Cheese
  • Chili Glazed Salmon
  • Bang Bang Shrimp
  • Hot Cheese Fries
  • BBQ Pork Chops
  • Grilled meat
  • Fish Tacos
  • Toasted Potatoes 
  • Roasted Spiunach
  • French Fries

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • You apply any other fruits that you love the most instead of pineapple. But, that fruits should be sweet to taste
  • Adding herbs can be a great way to improve the flavor. In this case, 1 tsp of mint paste will be perfect
  • Apply honey instead of sugar for an added flavor 
Nick Tahou's Hot Sauce Recipe

Nick Tahou’s Hot Sauce Recipe

To be ready for summertime, get the wonderful perfect Nick Tahou's hot sauce recipe. It’s easy to make and store for a long time. Make your summertime more enjoyable!
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Cooling Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings10 people
AuthorSpice to Sauce


  • 3 Habanero Peppers
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1/2 Ripe Pineapple
  • 1 Lime Juice
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Ginger Paste
  • 1/4 Tsp Marjoram & Cumin Powder
  • 2/3 Cup Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 ¼ Tsp Salt


  • Take pineapple, ginger, and habanero, to the saucepan. Now add water and let it simmer for 10 minutes
  • Now add sugar and salt to the simmered ingredients
  • Remove the saucepan from your stove and allow it to be cold for 10 minutes
  • Now give the mixture to the blender. Now add vinegar and lime juice and blend all of them together
  • Add cumin powder and marjoram, and blend again
  • Your hot sauce recipe is ready


Endorphins are called the natural pain remover for your body while dopamine creates a feel of pleasure and reward. Both these elements are available in the hot sauce recipe. 

So, if you’re sensitive to pleasure and rewards, you’re about to come back to have hot sauce again and again. Hot sauce recipes can be of many types. 
But Nick Tahou’s hot sauce recipe is a bit more special because of its exclusive ingredients application.  Making this recipe is pretty hassle-free. With all the simple steps, you can make this sauce within half an hour.

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