How to Make Fermented Pepper Mash (Easy Recipe)

How to Make Fermented Pepper Mash (Easy Recipe)

With its intense heat and fragrant notes of garlic, this fermented pepper mash recipe is a favorite in our house. And it only takes three ingredients and a little bit of know-how.

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Fermented pepper mash in a glass jar with a clamp lid.

Ripe, red hot peppers come into season in late summer and early fall. They’re perfect for making this intensely hot, garlicky fermented pepper mash.

It’s a favorite in our house and something I’ve made every year for nearly a decade – sorting through piles of fiery cherry bells, floral scotch bonnets, and everything in between. The best part? The mash will last for months in the fridge.