So my Nephew came round yesterday...He has been in the lounge for a while and I am in the kitchen when he comes in and quite randomly says, 'Tanya let's make Hot Sauce'. My Nephew is 18 and likes to come out with these random things from time to time. Anyway he said he had looked and I have the ingredients handy so I set about looking for a recipe which is simple and quick and I found the perfect one so we set to it.
The ingredients were simple;
1 cup of dried peppers
10 cloves of garlic
2 tspns salt
2 tspns cumin powder
1/8 cup of lemon juice.
Luckily I had a good garlic harvest this year so I had this in abundance, I always have some lemon juice handy in the fridge and I always string and dry my peppers at the end of the season so they were ready and waiting to be used.
I don't know which chilli peppers I used as I can't remember what I grew but is knew that they were hot. The Method was very simple.
Put chillis in a saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes then let sit for 1 hour.
Drain chillis and add them along with the cumin powder, salt and garlic to a food processor/blender and blitz. ( I first tried the food processor here but found it didn't grind the seeds at all so then switched to my magic bullet which worked a treat!)
Slowly add lemon juice and continue to blend, add ,ore lemon juice as necessary to reach your required consistency. (I added quite a lot of extra lemon juice, but it is really personal preference).
And that's all there is to it.
This recipe made 220ml of sauce.
Very quick and simple with minimal washing and cleaning up.
The sauce should be kept in the fridge in an airtight container and will keep for months.
Apparently it improves with age.
Now we tried some of this sauce and it isn't to be taken lighty...it is VERY hot, you could use milder chillis if you wanted to.
We put some sparingly onto our chicken burgers at tea and it tasted great, I also think it would be great added to cooking for a little depth and my nephew thinks it would make a great base for pizzas.
So there you have it. Something quick and simple to add to your Christmas festivities!!
Give it a try!
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