How to Make Homemade Oven Roasted Tomato and Pepper Hot Sauce
Keep It Simple for Flavor!
It's your new, old friend Bubba Jasper again bringing you another dish on my long list of favorite foods. This time out it's Oven Roasted Tomato and Pepper Hot Sauce or what we call here in Texas - chile. This concoction isn't for the timid or faint of heart, or tongue for that matter!
I like to keep it simple when it comes to this hot sauce so as to truly taste and enjoy the two main ingredients which have such a long history together. I am surprised the good Lord didn't make a vegetable that combines these two flavors together! Of course I am talking about tomatoes and peppers. These two garden fresh treasures were meant to be together! They are great on their own but combine them and you have got a flavor combination that just cannot be explained; you just have to taste it! That's why this recipe only calls for fresh tomatoes, jalapeno and serrano peppers, some cooking oil and salt! How much simpler could it be?
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Here's the Recipe
Oven Roasted Tomato and Pepper Hot Sauce
- 2 to 4 large ripe tomatoes
- 2 to 4 large fresh jalapeno peppers
- 2 to 4 large fresh serrano peppers
- 2 tbls cooking oil
Remove seeds and veins from peppers prior to roasting for a milder sauce. Leave peppers whole if you want it hot like we do.
Begin by covering a baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil. Pour the cooking oil onto the foil and spread to cover the surface. Remove the core from the top part of each tomato. Cut each tomato in half. Roll cut tomato halves skin side down in oil and place skin side up on baking sheet. Remove stems from all peppers. Roll peppers around in oil while placing on baking sheet. Broil all on second level below the broiler in your oven for about 15 minutes. You should see a little charred area on each tomato and pepper. (I broil mine about 10 minutes past this point as we like it really charred). Place all tomatoes and peppers, including any juice that has accumulated on the baking sheet, into a blender. Add about 1 tsp to 1 tbls salt (to taste) and blend to the consistency you like. You can also chop all with a knife if you choose. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve as you wish.
This can also be prepared by roasting the tomatoes and peppers on an outdoor grill.
As mentioned, this can be served with just about any meal. But the simplest way is to just dip a chip into a bowl of this delicious stuff and enjoy!
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Just Enjoy the Flavor of the Heat
My wife and I like hot, spicy foods and therefore we make this hot sauce or chile very hot. It goes great with all kinds of foods like tacos, tostadas, nachos, burritos, fajitas, pork chops, chicken and beef dishes, etc.... The list goes on and on! We sometimes just eat it on chips and have an ice cold drink nearby (for me it's Mexican beer).
I have to admit that my wife is a bonafide chips and hot sauce junkie! That woman can eat some chips and hot sauce! She has said to me many times that she loves this stuff and it is one of her favorite things to eat! Come to think of it I make some kind of hot sauce daily as we eat it all the time. We have several kinds that we make and like.
If you are one that truly appreciates the heat and flavor of hot sauce then I am sure you will enjoy this! Make you up a batch, gather up the family and some friends and share. Remember you can make this with as much or as little heat as you like. Just remember to keep it simple, have fun and it will turn out great!
Food is good! Long live the farmer! Long live the chef! Long live the stove!
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