Monday, February 6, 2017

Hot Sauce

If you have a cayenne pepper plant, you may find yourself wondering after a while what you could possibly do with all of them! Other than drying for later use, why not make some hot sauce instead of going out and buying it? It is super easy! Just know that your house will smell very spicy for a few hours....


18 cayenne peppers
1 1/2 c. white vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
4 or 5 cloves of garlic, paper removed

If you have kitchen gloves, I highly suggest you put them on before cutting the peppers. Trim off the stem. Put all of the ingredients into a medium size pot and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 25 minutes on low.

Once cooled slightly, pour everything into a blender until you reach a smooth consistency. Pour the sauce back into the pot and simmer for another 15 minutes. At this point if you notice the liquid content is down, add increments of 1/4 cup water at a time until it reaches you preferred consistency.

If you like your hot sauce as smooth as possible, like myself, I strained mine through some cheese cloth just to get the extra cayenne seeds out of the mix. Pour into a sealed jar or bottle. This can last for months in the refrigerator. It will slightly separate while sitting in the fridge, but just give it a few shakes before using it, like you would any store bought bottle.

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