Thursday, December 27, 2007

flaming culo hot sauce

since the summer I've been freezing all the habanero and serrano peppers that were growing on my roof, in anticipation of my second annual holiday hot sauce.

this year i went with a more traditional formula - last year i was messing around with coffee and molasses and whatever, it was good but not too hot.

the hot sauce that you buy in the store is usually fermented, they make a "mash" of hot peppers and vinegar and let it age in oak barrels for months.

having neither oak barrels or time, I opted for cooking my hot sauce which worked out great but my apartment was like a habanero gas chamber for the next two weeks, and my hands burned for about 2 days (gloves? what's a glove??)

flaming culo hot sauce

  • shallots, garlic, ginger, vidalia onions, carrots

  • habanero, serrano, red bell peppers

  • apple cider vinegar

  • white vinegar

  • salt, sugar


Kris Chau said...

These are the greatest things ever made. Last years sauce was delishes, I put it on everything. This years sauce is HOT and delishes so I have to watch my intake.......

Unknown said...

Serrano is my favorite pepper. That sauce looks really interesting.