Scotch Bonnet Pepper
The Jamaican and the Caribbean’s Chili Of Choice
A Scotch bonnet pepper may sound timid, but it is nothing of the sort. It’s one of the spicier peppers (100,000 to 350,000 SHU, same as a habanero) that you may potentially find at a supermarket, especially in geographic areas high in Caribbean residents.
Why the Caribbean? Because this is THE pepper of the region. In fact if you say you want a hot pepper in Jamaica and most of the Caribbean islands, the Scotch bonnet pepper is what you are handed. Scotch bonnet is used in all sorts of Caribbean cuisine, including in our well-known Jerk chicken (or Jerk pork).