Monday, December 7, 2015

Easy homemade jalapeno hot sauce

Today we are going to take a look at a delicious jalapeno based hot sauce that is super easy to make, very flavourful and a terrific way to use up peppers that have been sitting around the fridge and are nearing the end of their "shelf-life".

As a first step you want to slice the peppers up and put them, seeds included, into a large glass or jar and fill the it up with white vinegar so that the peppers are fully covered.

Cover them and put them in the fridge to soak for 24 hours.

They will keep like this, in the fridge, for at least 2 weeks.

When you want to make a batch of hot sauce, take out a couple of the jalapeno slices, and toss them in a blender. Add 1 chopped clove of garlic, half a medium carrot, between 1/8 or 1/4 cup of the vinegar (depending if you like the sauce more or less loose), a good pinch of brown sugar, and salt to taste. Pulse and add vinegar as needed until it is pureed to your liking.

This will make a little less than a cup of hot sauce. (You can, of course, make more).

Pour into a bowl, glass or jar and let sit at least 30 minutes. It is ready to go at that point, but it does get better with some age and if possible let sit, covered, in the fridge for 24 hours.

This is a spicy, fruity, bright and colourful sauce. It will keep for around a week.

Goes well with just about anything you like hot sauce with and is terrific mixed with mayo. Very versatile.


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