Making hot sauce is really easy and you get some delicious results. I am not a superhot type of person, but I like a good flavor with a nice kick in my salsas and hot sauces. I like a garlicy vinegary hot sauce with a punch. Once you start making your own hot sauces, it becomes a hobby and your always trying to make the next best thing at home. This one has a great flavor, a good punch of heat and soothes down at the end from the pineapple. But don’t take this lightly, it gets hotter as you continue to eat it.
3 Habaneros 3 Serrano 3 Jalapeno 1/2 onion 6 Garlic cloves 1 3/4 cup white distilled vinegar 1/2 cup cilantro 1 lime juiced 4 slices pineapples
½ tsp salt and more to taste
Take precaution and use plastic gloves while you handle the peppers. They can be hot and if the oils get on your skin, it will burn you. It is not comfortable and gets annoying sometimes.
Cut all of your peppers in half and place them in a small pot.
Add in a whole garlic or 6 garlic cloves, 1 half onion and 1 ¾ cups of white distilled vinegar.
Over medium heat bring to a boil. Boil for 15 – 20 minutes until your peppers are fully cook and extracted the oils into the vinegar.
Place all the cooked ingredients along with the remaining juice into a blender. Add 4 slices of pineapple or more depending on the sweetness you want. Add ½ cup cilantro and squeeze one lime into the blender.
Blend well and liquefy
Filter through a fine strainer and allow only the liquid to pass through. Check for salt and season to taste. If you want a thicker sauce add some pulp back into the hot sauce. Also do not discard the pulp, it is great for chips.
Ensure you wash and sanitize your bottles. You do not want to contaminate or get any odor or flavors from previous sauces from the bottle. Pour in a bottle and store in fridge.
This recipe makes 21 ounces of hot sauce without the pulp.