Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Justin's Smoked Pepper Hot Sauce

First wash a whole lot of jalapenos and habaneros . . .
Wearing rubber gloves (or you'll be sorry), cut off the stems (Justin did NOT  seed and de-rib them, wanting maximum heat)  then smoke them till they're soft and roasted. (Justin and John used cherry wood but hickory or mesquite would work.)
Whir up the smoked peppers in a blender or a food processor with just enough cider vinegar to make the mixture pourable.
Justin made about three gallons of this wonderful stuff and he brought us a half gallon. We decanted some into a soy sauce bottle, saved for the purpose. This will be kept in the refrigerator. The rest I put into zip bags to freeze for later use.

The flavor is smoky and intensely peppery and it is Hot. I like it in scrambled eggs, with ramen, and about anywhere I might use hot sauce.  I'm tempted to add it to the Thanksgiving gravy . . .
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13 comments:

Marilyn said...

Wow, this sounds like hot stuff! I would like to try it and I know my son would LOVE it.

Ms. A said...

My kids love this kind of stuff. I can't do it, I'm a wimp.

Victoria said...

Oooowheeee! This sounds so good, my mouth is watering. I bet smoking the chiles really adds a wonderful flavor.

Martin said...

My internal workings would protest if I tried this, but it looks and sounds terrific, all the same.

Pat in east TN said...

I know my husband would love this sauce, but me, noooooo! I'm kind of whimpy when it comes to that.

Brian Miller said...

yum...i love hot sauce..so cool they make it themselves as well...

June said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beth said...

Well, that'll keep you warm on these chilly, rainy days! :-) My husband would so love this. He's always loved hot sauce, but has started adding it to almost everything since he heard that it speeds up your metabolism. He even recently tried it on chocolate ice cream. I suppose the idea was that the higher metabolism would cancel out those calories, haha. It was awful though.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Vicki! Enjoy that zesty gravy...

Deanna said...

Oh my goodness! This has to be insanely hot. My man would love it. I might have to plant more peppers next year.

Darla said...

Aicheeouwa! That ought to take the damp off the weather you were having yesterday, eh? Just reading about this triggered a hot flash! LOL Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving to you, Vicki.

jennyfreckles said...

My son-in-law would love that. He adores anything peppery. I bet the smoky flavour is good.
Vicki, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving - in case I don't get chance to visit again before Thursday.

Kath said...

Yum!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Vicki

Will you sell me a bottle?

Take Care

Best
Tracy :)