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JilltheTooth's avatar

Anybody have a good hot sauce recipe?

Asked by JilltheTooth (19692points) August 18th, 2010

I mean hot sauce, like tabasco, not salsa. I have a bumper crop of Long Red Cayenne Peppers from my little container garden I know, weird, right? and I’d love to make my own hot sauce.

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stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Here’s a fairly basic and simple hot sauce recipe:

1 tsp vegetable oil
20 fresh jalapeno or other hot peppers, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup minced onion
¾ tsp salt
2 cups water
1 cup white vinegar

Heat oil in a glass sauce pan on high heat. Add peppers, garlic,onions, salt. Saute 4 minutes. Add water, cook for 20 minutes stirring frequently. Remove from heat, allow to cool to room temperature. Transfer to blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Slowly add vinegar while processing. This will keep, refrigerated in a tight container for about 6 months.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I just open the bottle of “Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally”wish I could help you ;)

Blondesjon's avatar

Random Ass Hot Sauce:

7–10 habeneros
2 fresh mangoes
¼ cup brown sugar
1/8 cup kosher salt
1 cup cider vinegar

Stem and seed the hot habeneros. Remove the stem and seeds from the mango. Throw the first four ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times. Turn the processor on low and slowly add the vinegar until the sauce is the consistency you want. Use it sparingly because it will fucking light you up.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Thanks, folks, I can’t wait to try these! I’ll let you know how they work out.
@Blondesjon : Mangoes? What do the mangoes do?

Blondesjon's avatar

@JilltheTooth . . . The mangoes and the brown sugar balance the habeneros so your sauce has a nice flavor as well as enough heat to melt diamonds.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Ahhhhh. Good idea.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Blondesjon I’m going to try your recipe also when my pepper are ripe. Sounds like it may have a more balanced flavor that what I’ve made before.

Blondesjon's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land . . . It’s the same burn but it creeps up on you instead of kicking you in the crotch and lighting you on fire.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Stealth sauce?

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Mine’s pretty frank. If you use too much it’s like eating napalm.

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