Adding a spicy, hot pepper sauce to your meal is a great way to add flavor and even a bit of kick to your metabolism. If you like it hot you can add hot pepper sauce to almost any meal - but black or red pepper excels in enhancing the taste of beef and chicken meals.
To learn how to make pepper sauce at home, follow this recipe.
36 hot red peppers
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 cup hot vinegar
1 cup water
6 hot green chili peppers (optional)
- Combine fresh hot peppers, garlic and water in saucepan. Stir slowly over medium heat until the peppers become soft. You want the peppers to be tender because you will be crushing them through a sieve. If you like a chili flavor, you can add the optional hot green chili peppers at this time.
- Strain the ingredients through a fine sieve. The sieving will remove any tough skin and seeds from the peppers to help make it into a red pepper sauce.
- Return the mix to the saucepan, then add additional ingredients. Stir in the sugar, salt, horseradish and vinegar. Allow the concoction to simmer while slowly stirring. This step should take no more than ten minutes.
- Taste for flavor. How spicy a hot sauce recipe is made needs to be determined by the chef; the taste is often individual. Taste your creation to make sure it suits you before bottling it. Remember that the spices tend to taste hotter after being chilled for a few hours. Still, if the mix is too mild for you, add some additional horseradish then simmer for another few minutes and taste again.
- Pour the pepper sauce into the airtight jar. Pepper sauce needs to be stored in an airtight container to maintain its flavor.
Making your own pepper sauce at home is a great alternative when you cannot find the perfect taste in your grocery store. There are several varieties of pepper sauce, including black pepper sauce, so you may need to experiment and tweak this recipe in order to find the taste you prefer.