Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hot Sauce

 This has been the best summer for pepper growing. I've had a bumper crop and have been making all sorts of sauces with them.  Yesterday I made this hot sauce and it is simple and terrific.

 All you do is remove the stems from about 18 jalapeno peppers.  I only had 12, so I added a few poblanos and a red pepper.  You don't need to seed them, just cut them in half and throw them in the pot. Add 2 cups of white vinegar, 2 tsp. of salt and 6 cloves of garlic.  Bring this to a boil and then simmer for about an hour.

 Transfer everything in the pot to a food processor and blend until pureed.

Return the puree to the pot and simmer for 30 minutes.  If it is too thick, thin it with more vinegar.
That's all there is to it and you end up with a very flavorful bottle of your own hot sauce.