With the end of November and the arrival of December, cold weather has come to
There’s no better place to start than with a box full of fresh produce.
It took some time to weed out enough habaneros to make 3 cups, chopped.
The next step seems a little odd.
Four days later, I was ready to continue with making hot sauce.
In the meantime, I went to prepare the rest of the ingrdients.
Now the recipe calls for the mixture to be brought to a boil over medium heat.
Before I put everything in the blender, I had a hard time deciding on the bay leaves. Link never says to remove the bay leaves, but I’ve always been told to take them out of food before serving.
It took just a few second in the blender before I had a tasty looking hot sauce.
Of course blind heat isn’t everything. I was surprised at the flavor when I tasted the results. You start with the sweetness of the sugar, then the bitter of the vinegar, and finish and linger with the heat of pepper.
Naturally, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and immediately started a few more attempts at homemade hot sauce.
In the end, I had 8 separate batches of hot sauce, but pictured are a batch of strained habanero, regular jalapeno, regular bell pepper, and regular banana pepper. It never hurts to have a little variety.