The Cuisine of Historic St. Augustine

New...We have just added beautiful prints of the St. Augustine Lighthouse.  These are from the original artwork done by E.R. Fredrick, our father, when we started this business.  To view this print go to gift sets.  We are proud and happy to make these available!

From the Nation's Oldest City comes to you the finest gourmet line of datil pepper products. Minorcan Datil Pepper Products was established 19 years ago. By offering such sauces and condiments, our hope is to produce a loyal following of those who only demand the delicious, sweet heat flavor this little pepper has to offer.

Come on in and visit our store featuring the "original" datil pepper gourmet sauces. By original we simply mean that all our products are made with ONLY the datil pepper which is grown locally. We grow, cook and bottle right here in St. Augustine, Florida. So if you’ve been hearing about this rare and unique little pepper you’ve come to the right place! We invite you to try and experience for yourself the ever so sweet slow burn and know you will be back again and again. Afterall, we’re not just another hot sauce; we’re 400 years of history!

The Minorcans migrated to St. Augustine in 1777 bringing with them the seeds of their datil pepper. The datil pepper is indigenous to the St. Augustine area and was once thought to only grow here. Therefore, we also consider it the St. Augustine pepper. Today datil peppers are still used in the Minorcan cookings of chicken pilau and homemade sausage.

 

ABOUT US

We are a family run business celebrating our 20th year. It began as nothing more than Christmas gifts for family members. For many years it was simply a "hobby." Then the realization sunk in that we had something good! More and more people requested the sauce. 

The datil pepper has been a staple in the lives of Minorcans living here so we decided to name our company after the culture that is so prevalent in St. Augustine. I was first introduced to the datil pepper 28 years ago in the kitchen of my mother-in-law Mildred McQuaig where she created the most delicious dishes of shrimp pilau, venison stew, and huge pots of lima beans all made with a secret ingredient, DATIL PEPPERS.

Our promise to you is to continue to provide high quality products, using only the freshest ingredients. We always cook in small batches, which insures the taste consistency. We hope you enjoy our line and will tell your friends as we feel this is the best-kept secret St. Augustine has to offer.


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