Hot sauce is made from the hottest peppers. This hot sauce is the perfect blend of sweet, tangy, smoky, and spicy!
There are always those few crops that end up being real champs in the garden and put more food on the table than you know what to do with. In Central Oregon, it was the squash plant. Once we realized we could encourage pollination by hand, we had Zucchinis and Crooknecks coming our of our ears, and only the inevitable late season frost put an end to the bounty. Grilled squash, stuffed squash, fried squash, squash omelets, please take some squash home!
Happy hot sauce making!
Make Your Own Hot Sauce
- 3 quarts ripened red peppers mostly jalapenos
- 1 large onion
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar start with 1/4 cup increase to taste
- 1 lime
- 1 tbs. cumin
- 2 tbs. honey
- Pinch of salt
- Grill the peppers and onion over a charcoal grill until a nice char forms.
- Add everything to a bowl, or blender and begin pureeing.
- Add the apple cider vinegar and lime as you blend but don't add it all at once so you can regulate how wet the sauce gets.
- Add a table spoon of cumin and a pinch of salt to taste.
- Taste the sauce and cut it with honey in order to find that perfect balance of sweet, tangy, smoky, and spicy.
- If desired, strain the sauce through a metal strainer for a smoother texture.
- The flavors get better as the sauce ages in the fridge.