The ‘Sauce Chien’ (Dog Sauce) is used in French West Indian cooking to add flavour to your dishes, particularly those using fish. There are various ways to prepare this sauce, depending on taste, some like it spicier than others for example. Simply modify the recipe to suit your taste but replicating the overall French West Indian recipe as much as possible.
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
1 large onion
3 spring onions (or chives)
2 branches of parsley
2 cloves of garlic
1 West Indian pimento
Mix the ingredients in a salad bowl as follows: Grate the onion and the zest of half a lemon, finely chop the spring onion, the parsley, and the garlic cloves. Tear the fresh thyme into small pieces.
Remove the seeds of the tomato and the pimento and dice them both.
Add 3 table spoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Boil 50cl of water and sprinkle into the mixture. Finally add the juice of half a lemon and add extra seasoning to taste. Cover and leave to macerate until serving.
Enjoy at will with fish, lobster, chicken, grilled food…. It’s delicious !!