Easy Fermented Hot Sauce Recipes

Posted on 16 October 2020

Best Fermented Hot Sauce Recipes

Here are our favorite fermented hot sauce recipes that are easy to make at home with your hot pepper harvest.
Fermented hot sauce has a complex flavor, and is also probiotic... which is all the rage right now. And, it's so easy to make, you'll wonder why you didn't try it sooner.

Fermented vs Unfermented Hot Sauce:Which is better? We think both fermented hot sauce and unfermented hot sauce are delicious. But, if we had to choose one over the other, we'd pick fermented hot sauce. Why? Read on... 

Here's a super simple recipe for hot sauce: Hot Sauce Recipe - with Carolina Reapers (no Fermentation): Add several garlic cloves, some onion, some tomatoes, and 1-3 Carolina Reapers and any other hot peppers you have on hand into a blender. Add salt to taste. You can also fire roast the ingredients before placing them in the blender for a smokier flavor. Store in disinfected jars or bottles in the fridge for up to a year. Ferment your hot sauce for more flavor! You can use a Fermentatio...

Fermented Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipe Ingredients: 6-8 jalapeños (or any hot pepper) 1 bell pepper (or any sweet pepper) 1/2 of a white onion 3-6+ Cloves of Garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon of salt (no iodine) 32-oz Canning Jar with lid (Or use a Pickle Pipe or a fermentation crock to avoid the need to burp!) Directions: Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until chunky. Pour into the jar, making sure to only leave about 1/2 inch to 1 inch of head room at the top. Seal with a tight-...

Since we grow so may peppers from seed, including hot peppers and super hot peppers like the Carolina Reaper, we love to make hot sauce. Fermented hot sauce is something we're new to – and we recently added a Fermentation Crock to our kitchen lineup! This large ceramic pot has a lid that sits in a "water seal" channel that can be kept filled with water. This prevents air from entering the crock once the water “seal” is poured...


Have you made hot sauce in a fermentation crock? We think that fermented hot sauce is the tastiest of hot sauces! Fermentation Crocks are not super well-known, but they are one of the oldest ways that people have been preserving vegetables. The crocks have a gutter or moat in the rim which is filled with water to create an airlock, which helps keep the food from spoiling and growing mold. 


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