Basic Hot Sauce
I have been making hot sauce for a few years now. The first time I tried it I was amazed at how simple it is. Below is a very basic hot sauce recipe, you can tinker with it by adding different spices and seasonings if you like. I hope you enjoy this one. Give it a try and I doubt you will every buy hot sauce from a store again.
2 Giant Jalapenos
1 tsp. Salt
Rough cut the habaneros and jalapenos and place chopped peppers into a 2 quart pot. Cover the peppers with vinegar and turn heat onto high and place the lid on the pot.
Once the vinegar comes to a boil add the salt. (At this point avoid inhaling the vapors as they can cause some irritation to the eyes, nose and throat. Having the windows open will help to mitigate the pepper steam.)
Boil peppers until they are soft enough to place a fork into them with no resistance. If you see that the vinegar has boiled down add more. Make sure the peppers are always covered with vinegar during the cooking process.
Once the peppers are ready take the pot off the heat and let cool to room temperature. When cooled blend until the peppers are liquefied. Strain the liquefied pepper vinegar mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
Bottle your new hot sauce and put in the fridge to cool.