Home made Hot Sauce
I love hot sauce! No habanero, no scorpion peppers, no ghost peppers, good old-fashioned sauce. I want it hot, but i want to be able to taste the ingredients, like salsa. I found a recipe for homemade sauce a couple months ago and I'm now on my second batch. It comes out somewhere between Tabasco® Chipotle and Cholula®. I use half and half white and cider vinegar for a little different background taste. If you want to try this, I sincerely recommend that you use fresh spices, it makes a lot of difference. None of those canned powdered whatevers that should have been removed from your cupboard back in 2009! I get all my spices at the Savory Spice Shop, http://www.savoryspiceshop.com
One more note: wash your hands a couple or three times after making the sauce and before touching any part of your face.... just sayin'.
In a blender or food processor, combine:
1/2 tsp leaf Cilantro (not ground)
1/2 tsp leaf Mexican Oregano (also not ground)
4 whole (seeded) smoked dried Serrano chiles
1 Tbsp granulated onion
1 tsp granulated garlic
2 Tbsp ground New Mexico mild red chiles
1/2 tsp sea salt
... You'll probably have to seed the dried chiles yourself - be patient, and thorough. You'll like the sauce much better without the seeds.
Grind to a powder, transfer dry ingredients to an intermediate jar or bowl unless you have a wide-mouth bottle like this one to mix and refrigerate in: --------->>
1/2 cup vinegar (half and half white and cider)
Use some of the vinegar to clean out the blender/processor, you want every last bit of the ingredients in the bottle.
Bottle and refrigerate. I have no idea how long this might keep in the refrigerator, that would depend on your fridge's temperature, etc. I use it too fast to pay any attention. I have had a bottle last as long as a month.....because I used it that fast.