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Grow Your Own Hot Sauce

HOT SAUCE RECIPE

 

It's so rewarding to cook something from ingredients growing right in your garden. Making hot sauce and salsa has always been the perfect thing to do with fresh peppers when they arrive in abundance in your garden. Even if you only have a few peppers, you can make hot sauce! 

These mixtures always taste good and can be made a little differently each time. Hot sauce is a smooth purée or strained sauce that is cooked or fermented. Salsa is a chopped or diced mixture that is served fresh.  When planning to make your sauce, choose a pepper that you personally like to eat.

Any pepper can be made into hot sauce and the jalapeño, serrano, habañero, cayenne or tabasco are all good choices. Chocolate habañero is really good! So, first you need to choose which peppers to grow for this summer's recipes. Then grow the additional ingredients of white onion and garlic. (Grow tomatoes if you're making salsa.)
 
Easy Hot Sauce Recipe
2 Cups Water
10 oz of Peppers (around 8 Jalapeños or 4 Habañeros)
1 Small White Onion
3 Cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt

1 Cup Vinegar (5%)


In a sauce pan cook 2 cups water, 10 oz. of peppers chopped (maybe 8 jalapeños or 4 habeñeros) 1 small white onion chopped, 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped, and 1 teaspoon salt on the stovetop.

Bring to a boil and simmer 15-20 minutes until the veggies are soft. Allow to cool and then add 1 cup 5% white vinegar and purée in blender. Add a little more salt and store in a disinfected pint jar (or you can use smaller bottles). 

This hot sauce be used right away and continues to taste better up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.


Hot Sauce Variations:
Of course, you can use all sorts of our super hot peppers and hot peppers and even green chiles for hot sauce. You can also roast your peppers first to give your sauce a more smoky flavor.

You can also ferment your own hot sauce and skip the vinegar!
Find some delicious Fermented Hot Sauce Recipes »

To give you an idea of how many peppers per bottle of hot sauce, we recommend for a sauce with some good heat to use a minimum of 2 super hot peppers per bottle. Or with Habaneros you can use 4-6 peppers. 
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