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Old 08-27-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever made their own hot sauce??

Im having a great pepper year in the garden ( including multiple varieties of hot peppers).

I was thinking on tackling making my own hot sauce .

Ive seen fermented and non-fermented recipes.

Anyone have any comments, suggestions, recipes, techniques ??

Thanks,

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Old 08-27-2018, 07:34 PM   #2
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You're going to get a lot of different recipes..I would decide if you want a chunky or thin type sauce..many are vinegar based and some are cut with many things like carrots, papaya, tomatoes, etc..just pure hot chilies can be too hot to eat on their own but if you find a flavor you are looking for you can add the chilies to heat up the sauce..I made one for the deli for years. I would add sugar, salt, onin, garlic and vinegar to the chilies then some water..boil them down and take a hand blender to them..I would keep adding some of these ingredients to balance it out as I finished the sauce..it will be a lot thicker once it cools so don't be afraid to make it fairly thin if you are going to cook it first..


One of my favorites is a chili paste, which I use for heating up other sauces..it is chunky like runny relish, but I don't add other seasoning so the flavor of the chili comes through with a bit of salt and garlic..


You can add a little slurry of corn starch to stabilize the sauce as most will separate. Or you could just shake it before using it..lol


Here's the label for one I sold at the deli, but we got too busy and I can't keep it on the shelves consistently..
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:55 PM   #3
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Larry, Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water (aka Hot Sauce)
is a condiment found on most all tables in Hawaii.

I've used this recipe:

https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/rec...i-pepper-water

You can use Pequin or Thai Chilis in place of the Hawaiian Peppers

When we lived in Hawaii, I didn't need to make it,
you can buy it everywhere and it's not very expensive either.
This is the most popular store bought brand:
https://www.halmsenterprises.com/col...an-chili-water

Ours is thin and can be really hot if you leave it sit
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:59 PM   #4
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I make my own salsas, which are often called hot sauces in Texas. The difference is texture.

The problem I have with a lot of hot sauces is that they have the heat, but not necessarily good flavor. If you make a good salsa, and puree it in a blender, you should have a good hot sauce.

Check out https://heatonist.com . The guy who runs that business is extremely knowledgable, and knows that you have to have flavor as well as heat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co...&v=-zCYX0esYlo

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Old 08-28-2018, 01:47 AM   #5
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I've been making my own for years. I buy about 20 red capsicums and cut in half and grill under grill until it's blackened. Then peel most of the black char off. That's gives you a nice char smokey taste. I then boil it up along with 100 to 200 chillies seeds included and cook with whatever. Vinegar obviously. Stick whizz and bottle. My kids can't get enough of it. I can tell you more if you want.

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Old 08-28-2018, 04:15 AM   #6
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Im having a great pepper year in the garden ( including multiple varieties of hot peppers).

I was thinking on tackling making my own hot sauce .

Ive seen fermented and non-fermented recipes.

Anyone have any comments, suggestions, recipes, techniques ??

Thanks,

Larry
Last Sunday there was a re-run of BBC's "Nadiya's Family Favourites" (Series one - episode 5) on television. It featured an interview and demo with George Benson who makes his own home-made hot sauce.
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Old 08-30-2018, 12:28 PM   #7
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No! I wouldn't know where to start! However, I've saved this thread on Favourites so that I can study it more in depth. Southern Italians love hot and piquant. I'd love to get to grips with this.

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Old 08-30-2018, 01:35 PM   #8
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I've been making my own vinegar based hot sauces for several years, however, I've never used a recipe. The peppers vary from year to year, as does the level of heat. So I always just sort of wing it, based on what I have available.

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Old 08-30-2018, 01:51 PM   #9
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Di Reston, I sell this one at the deli. From Calabria
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:48 PM   #10
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oops! sent from my phone..picture is cock eyed..
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