So I went to the Danbury farmers market at the mall on saturday and came across these amazing jalapeno peppers. I love hot peppers so this was the perfect opportunity to make some hot sauce. I have never made a hot sauce before but I think I had the basics down…peppers,vinegar,salt and garlic.
This was my first attempt but I think the sauce came out great. I found that the heat increased after it sat in the fridge overnight, it now has a great kick to it. So people..here’s my take on jalapeno hot sauce:
- 12 jalapeno peppers sliced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vegatable oil
I used a 2 qt sauce pan for this part.
Set the heat to high, add the oil to the pan and then add the pepper slices and garlic. You want to sautee this for 3-4 minutes, after you have sauteed the peppers and garlic add the cup of water and cook it down for 15-20 minutes stirring often. Your kitchen will fill with a pungent hot pepper smell so you may want to open a window (I was actually coughing).
After the 20 minutes take the mixture off of the heat and let it come to room temperature.
Add the the mixture to a food processor and start to mix the ingredients and add the vinegar as you are blending.
I sterilized a mason jar and lid and put the sauce in that, this should keep in the fridge for a few months. I hope you enjoy it!