Making Hot Sauce


I ticked off another item on my list of things to do before I’m 30. Make my own hot sauce. I am very pleased with the results.

I am a bit of a hot sauce addict and when I saw some recipes on pinterest I had to give it a go. I have adjusted the recipe slightly and I thought I would share it with you.

1 1/2 lbs of chillies (jalapeƱos,  fresnos or serrano)
6 cloves of garlic
4 table spoons of light brown sugar
2 table spoon of salt
1/2 cup of white vinegar

Blend these ingredients together and store in a jar for one week stirring daily. Keep the jar open but with a cloth over the top. I used a piece of muslin and an elastic band.

After one week of fermenting push the mush through a sieve or through the muslin into a sauce pan. Allow to simmer until you have the desired consistency. At this point you might want to taste to see if you need to add anything else. I added a little tomato puree and smoked paprika.

A few friends have tasted it so far and they love it. I would have had 4 jars but I dropped one as the lid wasn’t on properly šŸ˜¦ .

I am still trying to think of a name for the sauce. So far I have:
Maggie’s hot stuff
Maggie’s awesome sauce

I should also have some home made wine being bottled on Sunday. Yay for making stuff!