Making Hot Sauce

August 5, 2011

What do you do when the garden gives you hot peppers? Make hot sauce of course! 

In our house, my husband has an iron palate, and needs the hottest sauce in order to even notice it. The rest of us are wimps apparently. I like hot, but not so hot that my head explodes. 

In the garden, the hot peppers are growing like crazy. I have been making hot sauce for the hubs, and he is in heaven. My recipe is ever changing, but basically, I cut up as many varieties of hot pepper that I pick that day. Place them into a saucepan with just enough water to help start them steaming. Start cooking them until they are soft and blend with an immersion blender. Add some vinegar and salt - There you go.

The funny thing is, I can't taste my concoction or I break into a sweat. It is the consistancy of applesauce. Sort of like applesauce that the devil would use. 

I do get to use it quite a bit in my cooking though. A teaspoon of this thick sauce, can flavor the entire batch of barbeque sauce for the whole family. It makes the barbeque hot but not explosive. Perfect for everyone. My husband spoons extra sauce right onto his food. Frightening. 

Here are some more presentable recipes from Foodista members than my cobbled together recipe will ever be. Good luck! 

Szechuan Sauce

Gunterman Family Red-Hot Sauce

Green Chillies In Peanut Sesame Sauce




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