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Hot Sauce Recipe

A mix of hot pepper varieties straight out of the garden.
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Selection of Peppers for Hot Sauce:

You can use this hot sauce recipe with any type of hot pepper. I tend to use multiple varieties and adjust to suite my taste.  Below you can see the Scoville Scale and judge the relative heat of different varieties of pepper.  In this recipe I used a Habenaro type of pepper as the hottest variety with Super Chile, Cayenne, Tabasco and Yellow Wax.

Scoville Scale

Scoville Scale

Ingredients:

30 – 40 hot peppers, stemmed and cut crosswise into 1/8-inch slices (about 20 ounces) *if the peppers have a lot of seeds you can remove them as well.
4 tablespoons minced garlic
2 cup thinly sliced onions
1.5 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon olive oil
4 cups water
2 cup distilled white vinegar

Directions:

In a large saucepan add the peppers, garlic, onions, salt and oil and heat over high heat. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the water and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 – 25 minutes, or until peppers are very soft and almost all of the liquid has evaporated. You might want to have the stove fan on for this! Take off the stove and let the mix sit until it comes to room temperature. In a food processor, blend the peppers for 15 seconds, or until smooth. With the food processor running, add the vinegar through the feed tube in a steady stream.

Taste and season with more salt, if necessary. (This will depend on the heat level of the peppers you use as well as the brand of vinegar used.) You can strain the mixture or not. I don’t. Pour the mixture into sterilized mason jars and secure with an airtight lid. Refrigerate. Let age at least 2 weeks before using. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

 

A mix of hot pepper varieties straight out of the garden.

A mix of hot pepper varieties straight out of the garden.

Sliced hot peppers

Sliced hot peppers

Garlic and oil

Step 1: Add the olive oil and garlic.

Onions

Step 2: Add the onions and salt.

Hot peppers

Step 3: Add the hot peppers

Cooked hot peppers

This is what the mix looks like once it has cooked enough.

Hot Sauce

Hot Sauce Recipe

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6 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I made hot sauce once years and years ago…..oh my….thank goodness I have a good relationship with our neighbors. We get homemade hot sauce from Asians (Thai), Hispanics, and Cubans. We’ve got it made. And I hope you wore some gloves while cutting up those peppers Ray…depending on the hotness, I know some peppers will mess you up! 🙂

  2. I’ve never thought about making my own hot sauce before! I can’t believe how easy it looks too!! I can’t wait to try this and experiment with it!

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