How to Make a Green Jalapeno Hot Sauce
OK, this is a seriously easy recipe for a very tasty homemade green hot sauce, and when jalapenos are in season or on sale - you could probably make a quart of this stuff for what you’d pay for a single tiny serving of commercial hot sauce.
Although this is good with jalapenos, you can actually make this with any green hot chili, or even a mixture of different chilies. If jalapenos alone don’t make a hot enough sauce for you – you can try a mixture of jalapenos and a smaller amount of green Thai bird chilies or Serranos and so on…
Homemade Roasted Jalapeno Hot Sauce
This is more a technique than a recipe – so there are no quantity amounts listed here….just make as much as you want to use
- Green chilies, such as jalapenos
- The first thing you need to do is roast the jalapenos so that the skin blackens and can be peeled off, and there are a number of different ways that you can do this; to learn how to roast a hot pepper, go to: How to roast peppers and chilies
- Once your peppers have been roasted, cooled and once you’ve peeled off as much of the blackened skin as you can, toss the peppers, seeds and all into a blender and process into a thick mixture, adding enough plain white vinegar to the blender to keep things moving and looking reasonably sauce-like.
- Add in a generous amount of salt, taste, and salt again, until it tastes about right.
- Once smooth, transfer the mixture to a pot and bring it to a boil for a minute or two – and then transfer the whole lot to the fridge to age/mellow for about a week before using
- When ready to use, either use it thick as a table
sauce/salsa in bowls, or dilute with a little water to get a more
traditional hot-sauce consistency. If you dilute with water, you’ll probably
need to add a little more salt again to correct the seasoning. Because I tend to
make this in larger batches, I like to keep the bulk of it thick in the fridge
and just mix up a little thinner sauce as I need it month by month - thus saving fridge space
Your thick sauce will keep for months and months and months in the fridge
Homemade hot sauce also makes a great gift for any spice lover you know
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