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September 9, 2012

Homemade hot sauce 2012

 
 
I've waited all year to try my hand at making my own hot sauce. Yes I know there are plenty of grocery stores in my area that sell a variety of peppers that would have allowed me to try this out before now. However, there is nothing like the satisfaction one feels from growing their own and learning to create valuable pantry staples directly from their own land (yard). The recipe was so flippin easy I smacked myself on the forehead for not doing this sooner.
 
The beauty of making your own condiments allows you to control the sugar and sodium in the final product. I wish we had scratch and sniff monitors so you could have smelled and felt the spice coming from the teeny tiny Thai Peppers. Everyone in the house had very high oxygen levels after the preparation of this I'm sure because it opens you right up.
 
Tina's Thai Chili Hot Sauce:

Ingredients

  • A handful of Thai Chili Peppers.
  • 4 cloves of peeled garlic
  • 1 large onion peeled and cut in fourths
  • 1/2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 cup of water
  • OPTIONAL (add a pinch or two of sugar)
Combine all ingredients accept tomato paste and cup of water into a blender. Pour this concotion into a pot. Pour the cup of water into the blender to make sure you get all the nummy spicy bits and pour this into the pan. Add the tomato paste and from the lowes heat setting start to cook the sauce increasing the heat very slowly. NOTE:Do not heat your pan before adding the hot sauce. ALSO please do not breath in the vapor from this recipe or you could hurt your lungs.
From here you reduce the sauce until you are content with the way it looks, and tastes. I recommend keep milk/coconut milk/or soy milk handy between tastes.
 
Hot Sauce is one of those things people have strong opinions on. Some like it just hot, some like it a little sweet with a kick, some like it a little sour and hot. So please use your own sense of taste to make your sauce. If you don't want it so super hot use jalapeno peppers or Serranos. Be bold mix an assortment of peppers and make something new for your and your families enjoyment.
 
Happy Harvesting!
 
Tina